The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks square off at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. New York is favored by 6.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 214 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Lakers rank in the top 10 in field goal percentage at 46.1 percent, and Los Angeles is above-average from three-point range at 34.8 percent. The Lakers get to the free throw line 20.7 times per game, a top-10 figure in the sport, and Los Angeles is also a top-eight team in assists with 23.9 per game. On defense, Los Angeles blocks 6.1 shots per game, No. 3 in the NBA, and the Lakers are creating a turnover on 15.6 percent of defensive possessions.
The model also knows the Knicks have been above-average on offense this season, scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions. New York ranks in the top ten in three-point attempts and in the top five in three-point accuracy (36.4 percent), with the Knicks also generating 21 free throw attempts per game. On defense, opponents are shooting only 42.9 percent from the floor against New York, and the Knicks are a top-five team in limiting points in the paint. The Lakers turn the ball over 16.6 times per game, which could also fuel New York's offense.
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