New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers Picks, Spread and Prediction

Date/Time: 01-24-2021, 16:00 EDT Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 Total: +213.5

The Blazers have an 8-6 record (6-8 ATS, 6-8 O/U) and are 4th in the West. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games but 5-2 in their last 7. In their last game they got defeated at home by San Antonio by 104-125, not beating the odds. Under is 4-2 in their last 6 games.

The Knicks have an 8-9 record (8-9 ATS, 5-12 O/U) and are 8th in the East. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped. They got defeated by Sacramento on the road, 94-103, not beating the odds. Under is 11-3 in their last 14 games and 3-1 in their last 4. They are 3-1 ATS in their last 4.

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In their previous meeting earlier this season, the Knicks won at home by 117-93, beating the odds. Blazers have 4 straight home wins against the Knicks. Under is 8-1 in their last 9 meetings and 4-0 in their last 4 Portland games. Knicks are 3-1 ATS in their last 4 overall meetings but 2-6 in their last 8 in Portland. Blazers are 4-4 at home, while Knicks are 5-5 on the road. Knicks have the best defense in the NBA (102.8 to 115.9 ppg) but also the worse offense (101.3 to 114.9 ppg).

I’m going to pick the under with -213.5 today. The Blazers are lacking firepower without CJ McCollum and will most likely be forced to follow the low tempo of the Knicks.

New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Under -213.5 (-111)

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