New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (8-6) vs New York Knicks (8-9)
Game Info: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 214 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.6 points and 6.2 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 18 points and 7.2 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.1 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after losing two of their last three games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 11-3 in Knicks last 14 overall. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 Sunday games. The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland.
The New York Knicks are playing their best ball in years, are gaining confidence by the day and continue to cover numbers in the underdog role. The Portland Trail Blazers continue to struggle defensively and the injuries piling up doesn't help their outlook moving forward. It's hard to lay chalk with the Trail Blazers with so many players injured. I'll grab the free bucket with the Knicks.