Free NBA Pick - New York Knicks vs L.A. Lakers 

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Jordan Sharp

Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:01 PM GMT

With two awful defenses and some potential for both of their starting point guards being back in action, the "over" looks like a fine play for the Knicks and Lakers. 

  New York Knicks vs L.A. Lakers 

 

The Knicks and Lakers used to be a historic rivalry and while both teams are back to trending in the right direction after years of middling around the bottom of the league, they still have some deficiencies.

For starters, both teams have horrible defenses this season. They are both allowing about 111 points per 100 possessions and with the Lakers’ fast pace, it looks like this could be a really high scoring game.

The Knicks will likely be getting back Derrick Rose tonight, which should help their offense in this one. The Lakers too might be getting back their point guard tonight as D’Angelo Russell is listed as questionable. He went through parts of practice yesterday and if he is back his presence should really help the Lakers’ offense.

However, even if the Lakers don’t get back their young point guard, that won’t stop the pace of this game. The Lakers are averaging 99 possessions per game and with both teams’ sour defenses, take the over for you NBA expert picks.

 

Free NBA Pick: Over 215½ Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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