New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Odds, Picks for NBA Monday [12/18/2023]

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Odds, Picks for NBA Monday [12/18/2023]

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks will meet in NBA action at Arena on Monday, with tipoff at 10:30PM ET.'s full betting preview for Monday's Knicks vs. Lakers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Knicks vs. Lakers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and data analysis to simulate the outcome of Monday's NBA game between the Knicks and Lakers 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA predictions.

Our popular predictive analytics model currently gives the Lakers a 66% chance of defeating the Knicks, and our predicted final score has the Lakers winning 119-114.

According to our model, the Lakers (-5.5) have a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 236 points has a 53% chance of going under.

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Knicks vs. Lakers Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Knicks Lakers
Spread +5.5 (-120) -5.5 (-105)
Moneyline +170 -190
Total o236 (-110) u236 (-110)
  • The Lakers are -5.5 favorites versus the Knicks, with -105 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Knicks (+5.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on offer at -120.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lakers at -190, which means you can risk $190 to win $100 for a total payout of $290 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Knicks at +170, where you can bet $100 to profit $170, earning a total payout of $270 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 236 with DraftKings Sportsbook, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the online sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Knicks vs. Lakers Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Lakers -5.5 -105
Moneyline Lakers -190
Total Under 236 -110


Our NBA best bets are based on detailed simulations and gambling expertise to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Knicks vs. Lakers Player Props

Betting on Knicks vs. Lakers NBA player props? We uss the best information available to project individual points, assists, rebounds and three-pointers for each team.

Jalen Brunson is expected to lead the Knicks with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while LeBron James is projected to have 26 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the Lakers.

Knicks Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Knicks:

Jalen Brunson 29 5 6 3
Julius Randle 24 7 5 3
RJ Barrett 17 4 3 2
Immanuel Quickley 15 3 3 2
Donte DiVincenzo 9 4 3 2

Lakers Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Lakers:

LeBron James 26 8 8 2
Anthony Davis 24 12 3 0
Austin Reaves 15 3 5 2
D'Angelo Russell 13 2 5 2
Rui Hachimura 11 3 1 1

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA betting trends for today's games.

Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep an eye on this article for any changes to our betting analysis before the Knicks vs. Lakers on Monday December 18, 2023.

Knicks vs. Lakers Game Information

Monday's game between the Lakers and Knicks at Arena is scheduled to start at 10:30PM ET.


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