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(8-7) Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks (6-7)
Round 1: Game 1
Date: Tuesday November 22
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The Trail Blazers come into Tuesday’s match up on a bit of a slide, losing 3 of their last 4. Their defense has been under preforming which has contributed to the losing.
The Knicks and their new big three are still trying to find a groove with each other, which has contributed to their under .500 record.
If you like offense Tuesday’s match-up should be a high scoring affair.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland doesn’t look like the same team who upset the Clippers in last years playoffs.
They have lost 3 of their last 4 including loses to the Bulls and Pelicans, both teams they should beat.
That being said they did win their last game against the Nets, and look to build a winning streak.
Even during the losing streak the Blazers have had no problem scoring points. They have scored over 100 points in 5 of their last 6 games.
Damian Lillard leads Portland in scoring averaging 28 points per game, which is good enough for fifth in the NBA.
Portland’s weakness is their front court. Mason Plumlee is solid at the center position but after that they don’t have anyone that plays consistent enough.
A lot of time the Blazers go small which could contribute to their defensive problems.
The Blazers seem to struggle against teams with true centers this season registering loses against the Pelicans, Bulls, and the Clippers twice.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have all the pieces in place to be a contender in the East, and make a deep playoff run but the pieces have not connected yet.
The Knicks are 3-1 over their last 4 games including a big win on Sunday over the hawks.
They have scored over 104 points in 4 of their last 5 games. They have also held opponents under 102 points in 3 of the last 4 games.
One of the big positives this year for the Knicks is how well Kristaps Porzingis has played in his second year in the NBA.
Porzingis is averaging 20.2 PPG and 7.2 rebounds per game. He is even more aggressive on the offensive end in his sophomore year and seems to have become a better defender.
Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, the other two of the Knicks big three have also played well early in the season.
If those three continue to bond and blend well together the Knicks could be a scary team in the east, but so far as well have they played individually they haven’t completely molded on the court.
They have been very inconsistent beating very good teams like Atlanta, but also losing to the 3-9 Wizards.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Portland is 1-7 against the spread in the last 8 games
- Portland is 16-6 on the over in the last 22 games
- Knicks are 20-7 on the under in the last 27 games at home
- Knicks are 16-5 on the under against the Western Conference in their last 21
- Knicks are 35-16 on the Under in their last 56 games
- Head to head Portland is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 meetings
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Portland on paper is the better team and I think that should show when the two step on the court. Portland should be able to cause mismatches with their small line-up. I expect a high scoring game with not much defense being played.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland-109 – New York Knicks-101
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