New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/20/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/20/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (11-5) at New York Knicks (4-13)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks +7.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Tuesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.6 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Collins is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six road games.

The New York Knicks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 23.9 points and 2.8 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.5 points and 11.7 rebounds. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing 3.2 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six home games.

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The Trail Blazers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 overall.

The New York Knicks are getting worse and worse by the week, as they're allowing 51.2 percent shooting and are being outscored by 17.2 points in their last five games. It's not going to get much better for the Knicks with the roster they're putting out nightly. The Portland Trail Blazers are outscoring teams by nearly seven points on the season and have been rather consistent when it comes to beating up on the teams they're supposed to put away easily. I just can't back the Knicks at all. I'll eat the chalk here.

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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