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Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Prediction 3-14-24 Picks

New York Knicks (38-27) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (18-46)
March 14, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +7.5; Over/Under: +213.5
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The New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been in decent shape as they’ve split their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to build some momentum after blowing past the shorthanded 76ers in a dominant 106-79 home win on Tuesday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 20 points and nine assists on seven of 12 shooting, Josh Hart racked up a triple-double of 20 points with 19 rebounds and 10 assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 50 percent from the field and 14 of 40 from the 3-point line as they came out looking like the more focused team and never looked in danger after restricting the 76ers to just 14 points in the first quarter.

Portland Trail Blazers

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been doing it tough lately as they’ve lost four of their last six games overall, but they will be feeling much better after taking down the Hawks in a 106-102 home win last night. Anfernee Simons led the team with 34 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Deandre Ayton added 32 points with 19 rebounds on 15 of 20 shooting while Dalano Banton chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 46 percent from the field and 10 of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled to find their offense early and trailed by 16 points after scoring just 17 points in the first quarter, but they stayed within striking distance and made their move in the third quarter where they exploded for 35 points to come away with the unlikely victory at home. The Trail Blazers will face the Pelicans and Bulls after this game.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 10 games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games against Atlantic Division opponents following a win.
  • Each of the Trail Blazers’ last seven home games following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have won each of their last 13 games as favorites when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven road games against Western Conference opponents following a win.
  • Nine of the Knicks’ last 10 games have gone UNDER the total points line.

New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Knicks are still shorthanded with Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson still out, while the Trail Blazers are still without a bunch of players including Malcolm Brogdon, Jerami Grant and Jabari Walker. The Knicks come into this game as the favorites and they will surely get the job done if they play like they did against the 76ers on Tuesday, but the Trail Blazers deserve some credit for how they played last night and I’m not counting them out of this one. The Knicks should be good enough to get the win on the road, but I think we’re getting enough free points from the bookies here, so I’m leaning towards the Trail Blazers to keep this one close right till the end.


Peter Tran's Free Pick: Portland +7.5

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