The Line: Los Angeles Clippers (-490) vs. New York Knicks (+380)
The LA Clippers (15-5) led by (SF) Kawhi Leonard and (SG) Paul George roll into Madison Square Garden @ 12:10 PM (CST) to face-off against a hungry New York Knicks (9-11) team.
The Clippers are superior in almost every statistical category in this matchup. As you can see the money line is heavily favored for the Clippers. The Knicks may look to surprise the Clippers today in an early NBA showdown of Eastern versus Western Conference foes.
There is one player prop I am focusing in on today. That is Paul George’s. Since he has returned he has been solid. Before he was sidelined George was also facilitating the basketball, fighting for rebounds, and shooting the lights out.
I believe the style matchup favors the Clippers today and for that reason we will see more possessions on their side of the ball, better offensive rebounding, and more fluid ball-movement from the Clippers.
My wager: Paul George OVER 10.5 rebounds + assists (-125)
Paul George has cleared this total the last two times he has been on the court. I believe with the pace and flow of this game George will be in a great position to clear this total again this afternoon.
Play or Fade? I’d love to know.