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NBA Game Matchup Report
Tuesday, 12/12/2017 at 07:05 pm LA LAKERS (10-16) at  NEW YORK (14-13)
Game Matchups Results Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P FG% FT% 3PT% FG% FT% 3PT%
505LA LAKERS 212 106.1 108.9 10-16 12-14-0 12-14-0 45.4% 70.4% 32.2% 45.6% 75.8% 33.8%
506NEW YORK -3 104.3 104 14-13 15-12-0 12-14-1 47.1% 79.5% 35.4% 44.4% 77.8% 36.3%
Preview - NEW YORK vs LA LAKERSGame Write Up
The New York Knicks (13-13) will be 3.5-point favorites at home in Madison Square Garden when they challenge the Los Angeles Lakers (10-15). The game's Over/Under (O/U) opened at 212 points and it can be seen on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December...more
By BTB Staff | December 12, 2017, 7:39 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
LA LAKERS
NEW YORK -6 3
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW YORK 95.6, LA LAKERS 95.3
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
LA LAKERS Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 12-13 85-101 894-978 11-14 91-97 947-920 10-15 53-136 1101-810
as an underdog 10-11 75-87 333-348 8-13 75-88 324-358 8-13 42-122 223-474
as a road underdog 5-6 39-51 246-263 3-8 46-44 238-267 4-7 18-73 164-355
as a road underdog of 6 points or less 4-2 12-11 144-150 3-3 12-11 131-157 3-3 10-13 123-175
in road games 5-7 39-54 450-486 4-8 48-45 469-461 4-8 18-76 451-502
in December games 2-2 15-22 133-150 0-4 19-18 138-144 2-2 8-29 164-123
in the first half of the season 12-13 41-52 294-307 11-14 47-47 302-291 10-15 28-66 358-256
on Tuesday nights 2-0 17-15 170-169 0-2 15-19 173-168 2-0 14-20 219-132
when playing with 2 days rest 2-2 12-9 113-125 0-4 8-13 112-126 2-2 9-12 146-97
against Atlantic division opponents 2-3 12-12 131-115 2-3 8-17 132-118 2-3 9-16 162-93
after a non-conference game 4-6 32-38 308-311 4-6 32-38 307-313 3-7 18-52 355-280
after 2 consecutive non-conference games 1-2 14-18 157-157 0-3 14-18 149-168 1-2 8-24 182-143
in non-conference games 6-5 40-29 319-306 2-9 29-42 299-333 6-5 25-46 380-263
after 3 or more consecutive unders 4-1 14-12 91-106 2-3 13-12 99-99 3-2 8-18 109-95
after having lost 4 or 5 of their last 6 games 8-3 56-62 192-206 4-7 58-61 206-197 7-4 31-89 160-250
after having lost 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 4-2 52-57 140-153 1-5 56-53 159-138 4-2 27-83 109-194
after having won 2 of their last 3 games 1-5 10-13 316-363 3-3 12-12 338-336 1-5 8-16 441-257
off a win by 10 points or more as an underdog 2-0 6-9 31-41 1-1 8-7 32-39 1-1 4-11 37-37
off an upset win as an underdog 3-4 18-21 100-115 3-4 15-25 98-113 2-5 11-29 111-108
off 2 or more consecutive upset wins as an underdog 0-0 3-1 14-17 0-0 3-1 17-14 0-0 2-2 16-16
off an upset win of 10 points or more as a road underdog 0-0 2-2 23-25 0-0 4-0 22-25 0-0 1-3 31-19
off an upset win as a road underdog 1-2 8-8 75-79 2-1 7-9 68-81 1-2 5-11 90-67
off 2 or more consecutive upset wins as a road underdog 0-0 0-0 8-10 0-0 0-0 8-9 0-0 0-0 11-7
off a road win by 10 points or more 0-0 2-3 93-88 0-0 5-0 78-98 0-0 1-4 127-62
off a road win 1-2 8-9 214-228 2-1 8-9 204-228 1-2 5-12 294-160
off 2 or more consecutive road wins 0-0 0-1 73-61 0-0 1-0 65-68 0-0 0-1 99-41
after a win by 10 points or more 3-0 8-13 253-271 2-1 11-10 250-265 2-1 6-15 352-184
after playing a road game 5-6 48-42 440-468 5-6 45-45 448-456 4-7 26-65 539-398
after playing 2 consecutive road games 2-2 27-23 237-242 2-2 29-21 225-255 1-3 14-36 290-204
after a game where they covered the spread 5-6 38-45 423-462 6-5 41-42 435-436 4-7 21-63 534-369
after successfully covering the spread in 2 or more consecutive games 2-2 19-18 193-225 3-1 19-18 202-216 2-2 12-25 251-180
after 1 or more consecutive wins 4-5 23-27 513-568 5-4 21-30 537-533 3-6 15-36 702-406
after 2 or more consecutive wins 0-2 6-8 316-360 1-1 6-8 336-336 0-2 5-9 451-245
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NEW YORK Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 14-12 100-90 879-861 11-14 85-104 872-873 13-13 76-114 800-973
as a favorite 6-2 31-25 351-366 5-3 28-28 343-372 7-1 36-20 469-261
as a home favorite 6-1 26-18 278-273 4-3 21-23 268-285 7-0 31-13 377-185
as a home favorite of 6 points or less 5-1 22-16 179-175 3-3 19-19 179-173 6-0 25-13 224-135
in home games 12-5 54-45 442-435 8-9 44-55 435-445 12-5 49-50 491-399
in December games 1-4 20-15 136-142 2-2 21-13 149-135 2-3 16-19 134-154
in the first half of the season 14-12 53-39 299-301 11-14 45-46 302-300 13-13 44-48 279-333
on Tuesday nights 1-1 12-10 135-126 1-1 12-10 131-122 1-1 11-11 127-137
against Pacific division opponents 3-0 14-9 119-110 2-1 8-15 117-113 3-0 10-13 100-132
in non-conference games 7-3 37-33 291-292 6-4 30-40 296-291 6-4 26-44 242-352
after failing to cover 3 of their last 4 against the spread 2-1 23-13 193-178 1-2 20-16 188-183 3-0 19-17 171-208
after failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 1-1 23-14 225-224 1-1 17-20 234-217 2-0 15-22 198-259
after failing to cover 4 of their last 5 against the spread 0-0 8-7 105-104 0-0 8-7 111-97 0-0 4-11 92-119
after failing to cover 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread 0-0 10-8 143-142 0-0 7-11 150-135 0-0 5-13 122-168
after having won 2 of their last 3 games 8-2 28-20 284-255 6-4 19-29 276-270 6-4 18-30 280-275
off a no-cover where the team won straight up as a favorite 0-0 3-0 58-42 0-0 2-1 49-52 0-0 2-1 60-43
off a home no-cover where the team won straight up as a favorite 0-0 3-0 46-37 0-0 2-1 39-45 0-0 2-1 49-37
off a home win 5-6 24-23 230-246 4-7 23-24 230-245 4-7 18-29 225-264
after a win by 6 points or less 0-3 14-14 142-161 1-2 18-10 154-152 0-3 10-18 136-174
after playing a home game 8-8 52-43 433-419 6-9 41-53 419-433 7-9 40-55 393-481
after a game where they failed to cover the spread 7-4 49-38 443-403 5-5 37-49 416-437 7-4 37-50 414-457
after failing to cover the spread in 2 or more consecutive games 2-1 19-17 206-188 0-3 15-21 199-194 2-1 17-19 186-217
after 1 or more consecutive wins 6-6 36-38 388-392 5-7 38-36 395-385 5-7 26-48 371-428
when playing against a team with a losing record 5-5 41-43 370-412 5-5 33-51 379-409 5-5 41-43 404-400
versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game 6-6 21-26 39-51 4-7 19-27 42-47 6-6 20-27 40-50
versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game 8-4 23-23 43-46 2-9 16-29 37-51 6-6 13-33 21-68
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
LA LAKERS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 10-16 -2.6 12-14 12-14 106.115 53.654 45.431% 55.539 108.885 55.808 45.555% 54.615
Road Games 4-9 -2.25 5-8 5-8 103.615 53.769 44.996% 53.846 108.615 57.231 46.134% 54.308
Last 5 Games 2-3 1.45 2-3 1-4 104.2 53 43.488% 59 109.8 54.2 47.124% 51.2
NONCONF 6-6 3.6 6-6 3-9 104.167 52.583 43.767% 60.167 103.833 53.667 43.744% 54.25
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
NEW YORK Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 14-13 5.7 15-12 12-14 104.333 51.963 47.138% 52.815 103.963 53 44.435% 48.222
Home Games 13-5 9.3 13-5 9-9 107.889 53.778 48.177% 53.611 101.444 51.667 42.452% 47.889
Last 5 Games 3-2 0.45 2-3 3-1 104.4 46.8 47.674% 50.4 104.6 53.4 47.002% 48.2
NONCONF 7-4 4.75 8-3 7-4 104.818 53.364 46.939% 54.545 103.182 51.818 41.456% 49.818
LA LAKERS Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 106.1 53.7 41-89 45.4% 9-27 32.2% 16-23 70.4% 56 11 23 22 8 0 6
vs opponents surrendering 106.2 53.8 39-85 45.8% 10-29 36.4% 18-23 76.6% 51 10 22 21 8 14 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 103.6 53.8 39-87 45% 9-27 33.7% 16-24 68.2% 54 11 21 23 8 0 6
Stats Against (All Games) 108.9 55.8 41-90 45.6% 10-29 33.8% 17-22 75.8% 55 10 22 21 8 15 6
vs opponents averaging 105.8 53.2 39-85 45.7% 10-29 36% 17-23 76.3% 52 10 22 21 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 108.6 57.2 41-89 46.1% 9-26 36.5% 18-23 77.8% 54 11 21 22 7 15 6
NEW YORK Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 104.3 52 40-85 47.1% 8-23 35.4% 16-20 79.5% 53 11 23 21 7 0 5
vs opponents surrendering 105.8 53.5 39-85 46.1% 10-29 36.5% 16-22 76.5% 52 10 23 20 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 107.9 53.8 41-85 48.2% 8-23 36.5% 17-21 80.9% 54 11 23 22 7 0 5
Stats Against (All Games) 104 53 38-85 44.4% 12-33 36.3% 17-22 77.8% 48 10 23 21 8 14 5
vs opponents averaging 105.8 53.7 39-85 45.8% 11-30 36.4% 17-22 76.6% 51 9 22 20 8 14 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 101.4 51.7 36-84 42.5% 12-33 35.7% 18-23 79.2% 48 11 20 21 7 14 4
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
LA LAKERS Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/19/2017 LA CLIPPERS 92-108 L 6 L 219.5 U 37-91 40.7% 60 19 42-107 39.3% 69 14
10/20/2017 @PHOENIX 132-130 W 3.5 W 220 O 48-94 51.1% 52 19 45-92 48.9% 62 20
10/22/2017 NEW ORLEANS 112-119 L 5.5 L 222 O 44-90 48.9% 43 17 47-83 56.6% 50 18
10/25/2017 WASHINGTON 102-99 W 5.5 W 229.5 U 41-92 44.6% 62 21 39-95 41.1% 56 13
10/27/2017 TORONTO 92-101 L 6 L 221 U 36-79 45.6% 58 21 40-93 43% 51 12
10/28/2017 @UTAH 81-96 L 10.5 L 202.5 U 31-81 38.3% 46 16 37-79 46.8% 56 21
10/31/2017 DETROIT 113-93 W 3 W 207.5 U 45-91 49.5% 57 14 41-94 43.6% 47 13
11/02/2017 @PORTLAND 110-113 L 5.5 L 212.5 O 43-79 54.4% 43 11 40-86 46.5% 49 12
11/03/2017 BROOKLYN 124-112 W -3 W 227.5 O 48-94 51.1% 64 16 37-91 40.7% 53 16
11/05/2017 MEMPHIS 107-102 W 2 W 206.5 O 40-85 47.1% 55 16 40-87 46% 45 12
11/08/2017 @BOSTON 96-107 L 6.5 L 215 U 37-85 43.5% 56 21 38-98 38.8% 65 13
11/09/2017 @WASHINGTON 95-111 L 9.5 L 224 U 31-86 36% 57 19 43-83 51.8% 51 19
11/11/2017 @MILWAUKEE 90-98 L 6.5 L 218.5 U 31-74 41.9% 66 21 35-86 40.7% 47 11
11/13/2017 @PHOENIX 100-93 W 1 W 230.5 U 39-92 42.4% 56 16 37-95 38.9% 68 15
11/15/2017 PHILADELPHIA 109-115 L 3.5 L 221 O 42-109 38.5% 66 9 42-86 48.8% 56 16
11/17/2017 PHOENIX 113-122 L -7.5 L 228.5 O 45-91 49.5% 58 19 48-102 47.1% 56 14
11/19/2017 DENVER 127-109 W 5 W 223 O 53-100 53% 55 15 36-84 42.9% 58 21
11/21/2017 CHICAGO 103-94 W -5.5 W 212 U 36-90 40% 61 12 36-94 38.3% 63 14
11/22/2017 @SACRAMENTO 102-113 L -1 L 204.5 O 39-78 50% 37 17 47-85 55.3% 51 17
11/27/2017 @LA CLIPPERS 115-120 L 4.5 L 217 O 44-91 48.4% 52 16 41-85 48.2% 49 17
11/29/2017 GOLDEN STATE 123-127 L 13.5 L 228.5 O 47-95 49.5% 45 17 47-94 50% 62 22
12/02/2017 @DENVER 100-115 L 3.5 L 222 U 38-86 44.2% 60 21 40-87 46% 46 12
12/03/2017 HOUSTON 95-118 L 11 L 222.5 U 32-84 38.1% 60 20 45-90 50% 48 15
12/07/2017 @PHILADELPHIA 107-104 W 8.5 W 222.5 U 42-96 43.7% 60 11 39-81 48.1% 53 18
12/09/2017 @CHARLOTTE 110-99 W 3.5 W 211.5 U 43-85 50.6% 54 14 41-93 44.1% 51 11
12/12/2017 @NEW YORK 109-113 L 2.5 L 211 O 42-102 41.2% 61 16 48-101 47.5% 58 14
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Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
NEW YORK Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/19/2017 @OKLAHOMA CITY 84-105 L 12 L 215 U 32-79 40.5% 54 25 39-90 43.3% 57 18
10/21/2017 DETROIT 107-111 L 1 L 204.5 O 37-81 45.7% 51 12 44-91 48.4% 47 12
10/24/2017 @BOSTON 89-110 L 7 L 208 U 36-85 42.4% 51 14 37-75 49.3% 50 12
10/27/2017 BROOKLYN 107-86 W -2 W 222.5 U 44-98 44.9% 68 11 30-74 40.5% 43 16
10/29/2017 @CLEVELAND 114-95 W 10.5 W 212.5 U 42-89 47.2% 57 14 31-81 38.3% 48 15
10/30/2017 DENVER 116-110 W 5 W 211 O 41-82 50% 59 22 35-85 41.2% 43 13
11/01/2017 HOUSTON 97-119 L 5.5 L 215.5 O 39-90 43.3% 51 19 42-88 47.7% 53 15
11/03/2017 PHOENIX 120-107 W -5 W 221.5 O 45-87 51.7% 55 12 34-97 35.1% 60 10
11/05/2017 INDIANA 108-101 W 1.5 W 216 U 44-88 50% 52 12 37-79 46.8% 41 12
11/07/2017 CHARLOTTE 118-113 W 2 W 209 O 45-75 60% 41 16 42-91 46.2% 46 13
11/08/2017 @ORLANDO 99-112 L 8.5 L 215 U 42-80 52.5% 49 23 43-80 53.7% 38 12
11/11/2017 SACRAMENTO 118-91 W -7 W 202 O 47-90 52.2% 50 11 30-80 37.5% 52 13
11/13/2017 CLEVELAND 101-104 L 5 L 221 U 38-88 43.2% 56 17 35-88 39.8% 56 21
11/15/2017 UTAH 106-101 W -3.5 W 202 O 38-81 46.9% 52 11 34-79 43% 41 14
11/17/2017 @TORONTO 84-107 L 7.5 L 217 U 30-91 33% 50 9 44-78 56.4% 48 12
11/20/2017 LA CLIPPERS 107-85 W 1.5 W 208 U 35-81 43.2% 60 22 30-80 37.5% 43 21
11/22/2017 TORONTO 108-100 W 4 W 211 U 43-93 46.2% 58 11 37-87 42.5% 51 15
11/24/2017 @ATLANTA 104-116 L 1 L 206.5 O 40-79 50.6% 46 20 47-99 47.5% 50 9
11/25/2017 @HOUSTON 102-117 L 19 L 213.5 O 42-85 49.4% 55 18 41-94 43.6% 51 7
11/27/2017 PORTLAND 91-103 L 1.5 L 203.5 U 35-88 39.8% 55 13 37-83 44.6% 54 9
11/29/2017 MIAMI 115-86 W -1.5 W 207 U 44-73 60.3% 55 20 32-84 38.1% 38 15
12/03/2017 ORLANDO 100-105 L 2.5 L 212 U 43-93 46.2% 49 14 37-82 45.1% 51 10
12/04/2017 @INDIANA 97-115 L 11 L 212 O 40-91 44% 50 17 46-86 53.5% 49 16
12/06/2017 MEMPHIS 99-88 W -1.5 W 197 U 35-67 52.2% 51 17 29-70 41.4% 33 15
12/09/2017 @CHICAGO 102-104 L -3 L 200 O 43-91 47.3% 49 14 42-82 51.2% 49 14
12/10/2017 ATLANTA 111-107 W -6 W 206.5 O 39-80 48.7% 44 12 37-77 48.1% 49 16
12/12/2017 LA LAKERS 113-109 W -2.5 W 211 O 48-101 47.5% 58 14 42-102 41.2% 61 16
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW YORK games 46% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (75-88)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW YORK games 50.8% of the time since 1996. (725-702)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA LAKERS games 49.5% of the time since 1996. (733-749)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA LAKERS games 52.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (84-76)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW YORK games 48.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (83-89)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW YORK games 50.9% of the time since 1996. (789-762)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA LAKERS games 49.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (87-89)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA LAKERS games 50.9% of the time since 1996. (851-820)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Shooting 3pt shots Free Throws Rebounds
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A Pct FTM-A Pct Tot. OFF TO
12/12/2017 NEW YORK 113 -2 O 50 48-101 47.5% 9-22 40.9% 8-11 72.7% 58 15 14
LA LAKERS 109 211 51 42-102 41.2% 13-35 37.1% 12-15 80% 61 20 16
02/06/2017 NEW YORK 107 -5 O 45 37-82 45.1% 7-21 33.3% 26-33 78.8% 53 6 16
LA LAKERS 121 223 61 44-102 43.1% 8-28 28.6% 25-31 80.6% 63 20 7
12/11/2016 LA LAKERS 112 2 O 56 42-88 47.7% 10-28 35.7% 18-22 81.8% 46 9 14
NEW YORK 118 217 57 41-84 48.8% 10-22 45.5% 26-31 83.9% 52 8 10
03/13/2016 LA LAKERS 87 2 U 35 34-85 40% 3-16 18.7% 16-21 76.2% 51 10 9
NEW YORK 90 209.5 46 33-75 44% 5-21 23.8% 19-27 70.4% 55 5 10
11/08/2015 NEW YORK 99 -6 U 45 33-84 39.3% 9-27 33.3% 24-29 82.8% 62 10 9
LA LAKERS 95 212 49 36-94 38.3% 9-27 33.3% 14-23 60.9% 61 12 9
03/12/2015 LA LAKERS 94 -7 O 54 38-90 42.2% 5-18 27.8% 13-21 61.9% 62 15 13
NEW YORK 101 191.5 60 36-77 46.8% 9-18 50% 20-26 76.9% 45 4 8
02/01/2015 NEW YORK 92 -3 U 47 37-84 44% 10-22 45.5% 8-13 61.5% 50 11 10
LA LAKERS 80 190.5 39 27-76 35.5% 7-16 43.7% 19-23 82.6% 55 10 14
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LA LAKERS Key Player Injuries
There are no injuries for LA LAKERS at this time.
NEW YORK Key Player Injuries
(!)[C] 12/11/2017 - Enes Kanter is probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers ( Hip )
(!)[C] 12/10/2017 - Enes Kanter injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Atlanta ( Hip )
(!)[F] 12/09/2017 - Kristaps Porzingis is probable Saturday vs Chicago ( Ankle )
(!)[G] 12/05/2017 - Tim Hardaway Jr. is out indefinitely ( Leg )
(!)[F] 12/05/2017 - Kristaps Porzingis is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Memphis ( Ankle )