Portland Trail Blazers (10-8) vs. New York Knicks (9-9)
November 25, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -4.5; Over/Under: +222
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The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 4 straight games. The New York Knicks have split their last 8 games.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 113.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Cam Reddish is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The under is 20-8-1 in Trail Blazers last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers have fallen off a cliff over the last week without their best player in Lillard, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 5.2 points. I don’t love the New York Knicks in the favorite role, but they’re finding ways to win games they’re supposed to, and they do win in these spots by an average of 4.3 points. Give me the Knicks and the chalk.