January 9, 2011

NBA Sports Betting Picks: Knicks at Lakers

The New York Knicks are improving as the season marches on, but if they want to be considered a contender they have to compete with teams like the LA Lakers. Diamond Sportsbook International (DSI) has the NBA covered with the latest odds and wagering opportunities on every game.

The Knicks have a winning record on the season and on the NBA highway. In recent games they defeated the best team in the Western Conference when they took down the San Antonio Spurs with an explosive offense. Now they will try to knock down the defending champions, but it will be much more difficult because this game will be on the road. Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Feltonwere the high scorers in the game against the Spurs and have become a formidable one-two punch for the Knicks as they return to NBA prominence. Now to take it to the next level, they have to gie the Lakers a tough fight.

The Knicks might wish that this game was scheduled about a week ago, because the Lakers were struggling then. They were getting beat badly by weaker opponents with embarrassing losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies both on their home court. Head coach Phil Jackson got into a shouting match with the controversial Ron Artest and the Lakers seemed to be falling apart at the seams. After a few wins the Lakers seem to be looking like the defending champions that we have grown to expect.

Kobe Bryant is his usual spectacular self, but he is starting to get help from role players on the team.  Andrew Bynum is healthy and playing strong underneath the basket and Lamar Odom is contributing off the bench without a complaint.

The Knicks are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Lakers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.

The Lakers continue to struggle as they struggle against the Knicks on Sunday night.

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