New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/1/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)

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The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a battle with the New York Knicks.  The Trail Blazers are (14-20), coming off a 122-116 loss to the Phoenix Suns.  The Knicks are (9-24), after getting past the Washington Wizards, 107-100.

In the Trail Blazers loss to the Suns, Portland was led on offense by Damian Lillard.  Lillard converted on 10 of 20 attempts from the floor, making 8 foul shots, registering 33 points and 7 assists.  The Trail Blazers shot 46% from the floor and 41% from distance.  Portland was out rebounded by Phoenix, 54 to 51.  Portland was out scored from the foul line, 21 to 14. The Trail Blazers led by 19 points after the 1st quarter.  

In the Knicks loss to the Wizards, New York was guided by Julius Randle.  Randle connected on 11 of 21 attempts from the floor, making 6 foul shots, totaling 30 points and 16 rebounds.  The Knicks shot 45% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  New York was able to win, thanks to their defense.  The Knicks held the Wizards to 34% from the floor.  The Knicks largest lead was 15 points.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Trail Blazers are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games against New York.

The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 games.

Knicks are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.

Knicks are 1-8 SU in their last 9 home games.

The under is 6-3 in Knicks last 9 games vs the Western Conference.

Portland has dominated this series, winning 8 of the last 10 matchups.  It looked like the Trail Blazers were turning the corner, having won 4 in a row.  However, since that win streak, Trail Blazers have lost 4 in a row.  Portland has a very good starting lineup, but the issue is the bench.  Portland is not a very deep team, with some of the injuries the team has been dealt with.  The Knicks have won 2 games in a row, snapping their 3 game losing streak.  Portland is averaging 9 more points offensively, while giving up 2 more per game than New York.  The Trail Blazers have the better offense and have done well ATS in their last 15 against the Knicks.  The Knicks have been poor at home, going 4-12 and having lost 8 of their last 9 games at home.  Trail Blazers get it done on the road.  Final score prediction, Trail Blazers win and cover, 111-104. 

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