Knicks vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
The under has been a great play for bettors when the Knicks and Trail Blazers meet and the two will clash in Portland at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday night. Will the under cash again in this series?
583 New York Knicks (+3.5) at 584 Portland Trail Blazers (-3.5); o/u 213.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 24, 2021
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, PR
New York Knicks DFS Spin
The Knicks lost the second half of their back-to-back set on Friday, despite Julius Randle's 26 points, 15 rebounds and four assists. Randle shot 8-of-17 from the field, but the surprise came at the free throw line, where he shot 10-of-11. That raises him to a career-best 91-of-114 (79.8%) from the stripe, a number that's helped propel him to early-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau also loves him, which is perhaps as important as anything else Randle is doing. "He's always been a great worker, so that sets a great tone for how we're going to go about our business," Thibodeau said. There's no reason Randle can't maintain his production as a focal point of New York's attack.
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Spin
C.J. McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time (at least four weeks), according to Shams Charania. The news flow this season has been nothing short of depressing and you can add McCollum to the list. Gary Trent Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney Hood and Anfernee Simons are all going to benefit from this awful news and despite Trent Jr.'s awful Monday, he looks to be the guy to grab here. And if he's not available, Jones Jr. or Hood should be the next targets on your list. McCollum was in the midst of his best season and this news is horrible for fantasy managers and the Blazers, alike. Additionally, Damian Lillard's usage is going to rise and Robert Covington and Carmelo Anthony are also going to see a boost in usage.
Knicks vs. Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in eight of the previous nine meetings between these two teams and is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings in Portland. The under is also 10-2 in the Knicks’ last 12 games as an underdog, is 7-2 in their last nine road games and is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall. On the other side, the under is also 4-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last five games as a favorite and is 4-1 in their last five games as a home favorite.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: KNICKS/TRAIL BLAZERS UNDER 213.5