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NBA Gambling: LAC vs NYK

The Los Angeles Clippers (46-25) are the biggest favorite on the schedule tonight, as they’re on the road against the lowly New York Knicks (14-57). As always, visit Cappers Picks daily for free NBA picks.

The Knicks are on a 4-game losing streak and their line-up has taken a hit due to injuries.

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Clippers vs Knicks
When: Tuesday, March 25th 2015 at 7:05pm ET
Where: Madison Square Garden
TV: FS-Prime Ticket
NBA Gambling Line: Clippers –14
NBA Gambling O/U Line: 197 Points

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The Clippers are on a 4-game winning streak and they’re seemingly rounding out their form before the playoffs.

NYK are in such bad shape that they were blown out by the 76ers (97-81) last Friday. There is no question the Knicks are going to lose this game at MSG, but the question is will they be blown out?

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First off, lets take a look at the injuries. The Knicks will be without Calderon for sure, plus Shved, Early, Hardaway and Wear are all GTD tonight. The team’s expected line-up tonight is terrible.

The only starter putting up consistent production is Bargnani. Since coming back from injury he has been playing great. He can score points from anywhere on the court, but he’s lazy on defense still.

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Bargnani has scored 12+ points in the Knicks last 10 games, but he doesn’t do too much else. Earlier in the season the Knicks were at least playing some defense, but now they aren’t even doing that.

NYK are averaging 92.1 PPG (29th) on offense and giving up 101.3 PPG (22nd) on defense. They also rank 29th in rebounding (40.5 RPG) and that number isn’t going to improve with Bargnani starting.

The Clippers are relatively healthy, but Crawford will be out and Robinson is a GTD. The Clippers have been winning comfortably lately, but not by double digits too often and –14 is a lot to cover ATS.

Scoring shouldn’t be a problem, as the Clippers score 106.1 PPG (2nd), but I’m more worried about them not playing any defense. LAC allows 100.5 PPG (18th) and they don’t need to play defense to beat NYK.

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Paul, Griffin and Jordan should all have monster games, but if that’s the case, they’ll likely be taken out of the game after three quarters once they have locked up the win and that hurts their chances to cover too.

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This is a game that I’m going light on, but I’ll have some exposure to the Clippers at –14 points. The Knicks have been unable to keep up with anyone lately and even the Clips bench should outscore NYK.

Los Angeles Clippers –14 (-110)

I hate betting these huge point spread usually, but we don’t have much choice these days, as the bad teams are real bad in the NBA.

The Knicks likely won’t win another game this season.

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By Scott Jack

Scott is new to Cappers Picks, but has been in the industry for 7 years and he’s only 25 years old. He lives in Toronto, Canada and bleeds blue and white. He grew up playing sports and still has a love for the competitiveness.