New York Knicks @

Los Angeles Lakers

Sun, Dec 11
TWC-SN
6:30 PM Pacific
Rotation: 709
Odds: Los Angeles Lakers PK, Total:

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Opinion – L.A. LAKERS (+2.5) over New York

Rotation #709 – 6:35 pm Pacific

D’Angelo Russell is set to return to the Lakers tonight and that should give the Lakers a huge boost. The Lakers averaged 110.0 points per game and outscored their opponents by 0.8 points in the 13 games in which Russell has played this season while averaging just 99.4 points and being outscored by 12.9 points per game in those 12 games he’s missed. Obviously, not all of that has to do with Russell and I still rate the Lakers at about 4 points worse than average team with Tarik Black, Jose Calderon, and Nick Young out (he’s actually questionable and could play) – even though they are 7-6 straight up with Russell. But, that is much better than their rating in the games he missed and my ratings based on current personnel, make this game a pick if Russell plays his normal minutes. There’s a chance that Russell may not play his normal amount of minutes, but I’ll lean with the Lakers at +2 or more and I expect the rest of the Lakers to play with renewed enthusiasm tonight.

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  • Team Stats
  • Game Log
  • New York Knicks
  • Los Angeles Lakers
NYK
Avg
Def
Off


  • Efficiency 108.9 111.2 107.9
  • Pace 96.0 96.0 95.9

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Factors


  • eFG % 50.1% 50.3% 50.6%
  • D reb % 74.3% 73.5% 76.7%
  • O reb % 26.5% 25.7% 23.3%
  • TO % 13.9% 13.3% 14.1%
  • Free Throw Rate 23.1% 31.7% 27.6%


Skill


  • 2Pt % 48.5% 48.7% 49.5%
  • 3Pt % 35.8% 35.9% 35.1%
  • 3pt Rate 29.0% 30.7% 31.1%
  • Assist Rate 55.6% 54.7% 57.2%
  • Non-Steal Turnovers 5.8% 5.7% 6.0%
  • Foul Rate 22.2% 19.3% 21.0%


Hustle


  • 2nd Chance Rate 15.0% 13.9% 12.7%
  • Steal Rate 7.5% 8.1% 8.1%
  • Block Rate 6.7% 5.0% 5.8%
  • Paint Points 38.3% 41.4% 41.2%
  • Fast Break 9.6% 12.1% 12.5%
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