New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/27/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (12-8) at New York Knicks (10-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, MSG
The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and 6.2 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 27.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.2 points and 3.5 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Knicks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-11-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in New York, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Trail Blazers continue to run hot and cold and aren't nearly as good on the road as they are at home. The Knicks have been red hot at home all season long and the confidence is building. Of course, I'm only backing the Knicks if Porzingis is playing, but assuming he is, I'll take New York at home. The Knicks have given you no reason to fade them when playing at home.