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Lakers vs. Knicks Odds & Picks: New York Fighting For 6-Game Cover Streak

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  • Can the Knicks make it six-straight covers on Monday night?
  • Two of the five signals in our NBA PRO Report side with New York's chances.
  • We detail how sharps and big money are backing the Knicks as 2-point favorites against the Lakers.

Lakers vs. Knicks Odds

Lakers Odds +2
Knicks Odds -2
Over/Under 205.5
Time | Channel 7:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet LA
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The Lakers have been surprisingly competent in the absence of the superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis in recent games. Los Angeles is coming off of a shocking 25-point win over the Nets in Brooklyn.

In the Lakers’ dominant win over the Nets, the freshly acquired Andre Drummond went for a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double.

If Drummond can continue to come close to producing a double-double with anywhere near 15-20 points per game, he would be a huge boon for Frank Vogel’s squad as they await the return of their frontcourt stars.

Unlike the Lakers, the Knicks have been 100% healthy as of late.

New York has won three of its last five games, with R.J. Barrett really looking like a player who will be a part of the next successful Knicks team. The Canadian forward has averaged 18.8 points per game while shooting 50% from the 3-point line over his last 10 games.

The Knicks have won three straight games heading into Monday night and will be looking to build on an impressive 15-10-1 Against The Spread (ATS) Home record.

Our latest PRO Report shows that despite the Lakers looking better as of late, sharp bettors are still counting on Tom Thibodeau’s squad to continue its solid play at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Lakers vs. Knicks

Sharp Action

The line for Monday’s West Coast vs. East Coast showdown between the Lakers and Knicks opened at Knicks -4 before it was pushed down to -2.

Since Sunday night, there have been five Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Knicks. This is a sign of the sharp action backing the New York in Monday’s matchup.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 38% of bettors backing the Knicks have generated 69% of the money wagered on Monday’s game.

PRO Report Pick: Knicks -2

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