At Madison Square Garden on Friday 25th November, there will be an NBA match between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New York Knicks. The Portland Trail Blazers have dropped their last four contests. The New York Knicks’ last eight games have ended in a tie.
The Portland Trail Blazers score 109.2 points on average while allowing 109.2 points on 46.9% of their shots. Anfernee Simons averages 22.9 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Damian Lillard scores 26.3 points and pulls down 4.3 boards a game. The team’s third double-digit scorer is Jerami Grant, and Jusuf Nurkic is pulling down 10.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers shoot 77.7% of their free throws and 38% of their attempts from beyond the arc. The Portland Trail Blazers are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game while allowing 35.5% shooting from beyond the arc.
The New York Knicks score 113.3 points on average and allow 115.5 points on 45.2% of their shots. Jalen Brunson averages 20.8 points and 3.4 rebounds, compared to Julius Randle’s 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Cam Reddish is pulling down 1.9 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is the third player in double figures. The New York Knicks are making 79.8% of their free throws while shooting 31.6% from beyond the arc. The New York Knicks are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game while allowing 35.8% shooting from beyond the arc.
The Trail Blazers have a 1-4 ATS record over their last 5 games overall and a 5-1 ATS record over their last 6 away games. The Knicks have an over/under record of 5-15-1 in their previous 21 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games after an over/under victory. In the Trail Blazers’ previous 29 games overall, the under is 20-8-1. Overall, the Knicks’ last five have gone under 4-1. The Trail Blazers have a 0-4 ATS record and a 1-4 ATS record in their last 5 meetings in New York.
Without their best player, Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers have plummeted over the past week, losing their last 5 games by an average of 5.2 points. Even though they aren’t my favourite team, the New York Knicks are winning games they should be winning, and they do so by an average of 4.3 points. Give me some chalk and the Knicks.