Fans at Madison Square Garden haven’t been treated to a lot of great New York Knicks basketball, but the Knickerbockers are on a four-game winning streak in the Big Apple ahead of Tuesday’s matchup with Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
- The Trail Blazers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games after a win.
- The Knicks are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games as a favorite of 1.0 or less.
- The Trail Blazers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games with one day off between games.
Sportsbooks opened the Blazers as slight 1.5-point underdogs with a total of 215.5.
Portland’s defense has fallen off a cliff lately. The Trail Blazers were allowing an average of 117.3 points per game in three straight losses earlier in the week, but righted the ship in the wake of a 119-112 victory over the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
The teams split the season series last season, with Portland earning a 104-85 win at MSG on March 1.
Portland has been great against New York in recent years, as the Blazers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight vs the Knicks.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -1.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 215.5 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 108-103 victory for the Knicks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Knicks sport a record of 6-7 and 6-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Portland Trail Blazers sit at 8-7 and 5-10 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 6-7 for the New York Knicks and 10-5 for the Portland Trail Blazers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Portland injuries news.
The Knicks – Trail Blazers betting odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power rankings. New York is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds – Shark
poll, while the Portland Trail Blazers sit at No. 19.
Offensively the game matches up New York’s No. 21-ranked offense (102.38 PPG) against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 28 at 112.2 PPG. The New York Knicks have averaged 45.15% from the field per game, more than the Portland Trail Blazers have managed so far this NBA season (44.88% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Brooklyn was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Sunday as Portland blasted the Nets 129-109 at Barclays Center.
Carmelo Anthony poured in 31 points for New York on Sunday, as they defeated Atlanta 104-94 at Madison Square Garden.
- Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of Portland’s last 22 games
- Portland is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York’s last 23 games
- New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of New York’s last 18 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Portland at Cleveland, Wednesday, November 23rd
New York home to Charlotte, Friday, November 25th