Portland Trail Blazers (12-9) at New York Knicks (10-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.1 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.6 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-14-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in New York and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks hung around with the Trail Blazers about two weeks ago and have the edge at home in an early east coast start and with all the Portland injuries piling up. With that said, Lillard is expected to play and the Knicks are starting to fall off the wagon a bit. Because the Portland Trail Blazers will have the best player on the court and have shown they can win on the road, I'll side with them in this near toss up.