New York Knicks (24-40) at Portland Trail Blazers (38-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The New York Knicks look to play spoiler at this point after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. Courtney Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.4 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four straight home games.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland, 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back and spent a lot of energy making a big fourth quarter comeback to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. The points may hold some value, but do you really trust a New York Knicks team that's failed to cover 10 of their last 11 games? How about a Knicks team that's allowing nearly 118 points on 50 percent shooting in their last five games? Yeah, me neither. The Trail Blazers are playing their best ball of the season and want that No. 3 seed bladly. This is another Knicks game that could get ugly.