This has been a poor season for the Knicks to say the least and they are considered to be the worst team of the season so far. But what will help them in this encounter is that the Lakers are forced to play a rather new side in the absence of their star players. With LeBron James and Rajon Rando already out of the side owing to injuries, Lakers will also miss the services of their star player Kyle Kumza as he is out due to back strain. This will be a perfect opportunity for the out of form Knicks as they will head against a rather weaker Lakers team. On paper, the Lakers does not look much of a threat as they used to look a week ago.
With all their superstars out of the game it is nothing but a golden opportunity for the out of form Knicks. What will act as a motivational factor for the Lakers is that the Knicks have been the worst team of the entire season as they have lost 13 out of 15 games ( 8 back to back games in a row) and they will try and outperform them in what looks like an evenly poised game on paper. Despite their poor performance recently, the Lakers are still among the top 10. What we predict is that Knicks to come out on top and win the game which will definitely be a close one). Playing without their star players will provide a confidence to the Knicks. So we predict the Knicks to win this game.