Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks - 11/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (8-7) at New York Knicks (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28 points and 4.5 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three of their last four road games.
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The New York Knicks also look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing three rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won four straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Knicks have found their groove at home and seem to be playing slightly more consistent basketball overall. However, the Portland Trail Blazers are the better team here and there's something about getting free points and the better team. MSG is also a place where the stars tend to play their best, so you can expect big games from Lillard and McCollum. I'll take Portland and the free points here.