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32-28 (13-16 V) Portland Trail Blazers vs. N.Y. Knicks 25-36 (15-17 H)
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -5
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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Portland continues to battle within the Western Conference playoff race while the Knicks look for a magical run in the East.
Both teams will meet on Tuesday night inside MSG.
Portland has propelled themselves in the West with Lillard and McCollum leading the charge.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Damien Lillard, CJ McCollum duo is on a different level right now. Lillard leads the way as he is just simply dominating.
Lillard has scored 30 or more points in 7 of the last 8 games as he has led Portland to a scorching hot run. The Trail Blazers have won 17 of their last 21, which has taken them from the bottom tier of the Western Conference, to right smack dab in the middle of the playoff battle.
In Sunday’s win over Indiana, Lillard finished with 33 points, but completely set the tone of the game by dropping in 20 points in just the first quarter.
What’s also helped is the contribution from a lot of others. Portland has gotten a lot of help from the supporting cast and it’s been a different player every night. F Meyers Leonard had 16 points on Sunday, which was how many he had in the previous 5 games combined.
The Knicks just can’t seem to pick up steam.
New York is 6.5 games out of a playoff spot and continues to be unable to build off any wins. Things haven’t been good at all recently, as they’ve dropped 14 of their last 17. It’s almost a blessing they’re that close after that bad of a stretch.
It’s become very evident too this team is frustrated. Carmelo Anthony hasn’t been very secretive about how upset these losses have affected the team.
Things could be a lot worse on them Tuesday with the status of SG Arron Afflalo. The Knicks SG underwent an MRI on his knee and while the results came back negative, his status for Tuesday will be determined around gametime. Without Afflalo, the Knicks really lose one of their only outside threats, along with a solid ball handler.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Trail Blazers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Trail Blazers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Knicks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. N.Y. Knicks NBA Prediction:
New York just hasn’t been consistent enough.
The Knicks have no real spark offensively and ultimately it falls into Carmelo Anthony’s hands as he is asked to do a lot.
With how well Portland is playing, look for them to continue their hot streak as they go into MSG and handle business.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 109- New York 100
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