Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the game between the Trail Blazers and the Knicks is a pick'em on the spread line. The over-under is set at 204 points.
Portland enters with a 12-8 record and 7-10-3 ATS after a 108-105 win at the Wizards. New York is 10-9 overall and 12-7 ATS following a 117-102 loss at the Rockets. The two meetings last season went 1-1 straight up and 1-1 ATS. The under went 2-0.
The Trail Blazers were paced by Damian Lillard with 29 points, six rebounds and six assists in the victory at Washington. CJ McCollum had 26 points, four boards and three assists. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Portland outscored the hosts 35-22 in the fourth quarter.
In the loss at Houston, the Knicks were shorthanded without Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter in the lineup. Porzingis is hopeful to play tonight, while Kanter is listed as questionable. Michael Beasley received a spot start and scored 24 of his 30 points in the first quarter as the Knicks led 39-29. Kyle O'Quinn contributed 20 points along with 15 rebounds and four assists. Courtney Lee added 17 points and four assists. New York still led by three at halftime, but were outscored 37-13 in the third quarter.
Portland is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall, but only 5-12-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in New York.
Both teams are off to solid starts this season, but the Knicks have lost a couple in a row. With Porzingis back in the lineup tonight, look for New York to get back on the winning track is what should be a game that goes down to the wire.
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