Knicks vs. Trail Blazers - 3/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (32-28) at New York Knicks (25-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, MSG
The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to keep rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.3 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five straight road games.
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The New York Knicks need a victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.5 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds. Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.4 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last eight home games. Arron Afflalo is questionable with a thigh injury.
The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in New York and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be one of the hottest teams in the league, and the Knicks have no answer for them. New York is in full tank mode and has shown no signs of turning this season around. Trail Blazers continue win and cover.