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NBA betting action sees the N.Y. Knicks taking on the L.A. Clippers Wednesday December 31st at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA. Cappers Picks provides free NBA handicapping tips all season long.

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New York Knicks (5-28) vs. L.A. Clippers (21-11)
Venue/ Stadium: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Time/Date: 6 PM EST Wednesday, December 31, 2014
NBA Betting Odds
NBA Betting Point Spread: Clippers -13
NBA Betting Over/Under Odds:  206
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New York Knicks vs. L.A. Clippers Preview

On the season the Knicks are 12-20-1 ATS and they have an O/U record of 16-16-1 and the Clippers are 12-20 ATS and they have an Under record of 15-14-3.

This season the Clippers are 13-4 at home and the Knicks are 2-15 on the road.

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In their last games the Clippers beat the Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 and the Knicks lost to the Portland Trailblazers 101-79.

The Clippers are 9-1 at home in the month of December and getting to 10 wins should not be that hard facing a Knicks’ team that has lost 8 straight and is shorthanded. However, after a 9-game winning streak the Clip Joint is only 5-6 in their last 11 games. Still, they are big 13-point home betting favorites tonight.

The Knicks have many key players banged up, but Carmelo Anthony should play and Andrea Bargnani, who has been a bust in the Big Apple so far, may get his first action of the season tonight. Melo is obviously the best player for the Knicks and he is averaging 31.7 ppg and 12.7 rpg in his last 3 games facing the Clippers.

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New York has lost 8 straight and it is no surprise they are one of the worst teams in the league. Meo is not getting help on offense, as the Knicks rank 27th in the league in scoring and their D has not been good ranking 21st in opponents’ points allowed.

In the last 4 games the Knicks have given up an average of 114 ppg and they are THE worst team in the league at defending the 3. That does not bode well with them facing the Clippers, who feature 3 solid long range gunners in Chris Paul, Jamaal Crawford, and J.J. Reddick. Crawford is averaging 19.1 ppg in his last 7 games and Reddick is averaging 18.8 ppg in his last 6.

The Knicks need some of the bench players to step up in this game, as Melo and Tim Hardaway Jr. are the only 2 healthy players that are averaging in double figures.

Cole Aldridge is only averaging 5.1 ppg, but in the last 2 games he has combined to score 30 points and pull down 26 boards. He will face L.A. C DeAndre Jordan tonight, who has averaged over 13 rpg in his last 4 games.

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The Clippers have won 4 straight over the Knicks and have won those games by an average of 13.3 ppg.

NBA Betting Trends

* New York is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
* New York is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
* L.A. is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
* L.A. is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
* L.A. has an Under record of 5-2-2 in their last 9 games.

4* Cappers NBA Free Pick

I picked the Clippers not to cover in their last game and they did not, but tonight facing a banged up Knicks team they will easily win at home and cover the big spread.

Check out our Updated NBA Betting Odds.

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By Jason Green

Jason Green is back with Cappers Picks again to give out his free sports plays. As always he's hoping the Braves and Redskins can win a championship since their last one in the 90’s was long ago. He’s starting to know the pain of Cubs fans.