Knicks vs. Blazers Prediction
Will the Portland Trail Blazers put another lopsided loss on the record of the New York Knicks when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?
579 New York Knicks vs. 580 Portland Trail Blazers
Tuesday, December 10, 2010
10PM ET – Moda Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Portland is favored at home, as the Blazers are getting odds of -9 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220.5 points. The public betting currently has 63 percent going on the Blazers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks drop ninth straight
New York has lost nine straight following a 104-103 loss at home to Indiana on Saturday night. The Knicks did manage to cover for the first time in four games in the loss to Indiana. New York is 4-19 on the season, 1-9 on the road, 11-12 against the spread and 15-8 with the under.
The Knicks are really a mess on offense this year, averaging only 100.6 points per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 111 points per game while opponents shoot 46.8 percent against them. Marcus Morris Sr. has been leading the Knicks this year with 18.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Julius Randle is adding 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest.
Blazers beat up at home
Portland is coming off back-to-back double-digit loss at home to the Lakers and the Thunder over recent days. The Blazers are just 1-3 in their last four straight up and 1-4 ATS in their last five. Portland is 9-15 on the season, 4-6 at home, 10-13-1 against the spread and 13-11 with the over.
The Blazers struggling defensively this season, giving up 115.4 points per game while opponents shoot 44.4 percent against them. Offensively, Portland is putting up 112.7 points per game while shooting 45 percent as a team. The Blazers are being led by Damian Lillard, who has 26.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 22 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 games playing on two days of rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a losing home record.
The Blazers are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 home games, but 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games following a double-digit loss at home.
These two haven’t met this season, but the Blazers have won five straight encounters. The Knicks are headed out West with a new coach, but still have the same poor team. Their lack of offense is going to be a problem against the Blazers, who have a pair of guards that can score at will, especially on this New York defense. The Blazers aren’t a good defensive team, but that shouldn’t be as much of a problem today against the Knicks. New York just doesn’t have the shooter to capitalize on that.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -9