NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Knicks

Portland Trail BlazersNew York Knicks
Jan 1, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD21-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they hit take on the Knicks on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 15-14 and 12-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 21-9 and 16-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 16-12-2, while the Trail Blazers are 13-16.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-97 victory for the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 28-rated squad against Portland's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 1 in the league with 11.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 7.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.2 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were an 89-85 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Nicolas Batum scored 22 points leading the Trail Blazers to an 89-85 victory over Philadelphia at Rose Garden on Saturday.

The Knicks were a 106-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. J.R. Smith scored 28 points for New York on Friday, but the Kings managed a 106-105 victory over the Knicks at Power Balance Pavilion.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 1-9
After a loss are 8-2

A few Trail Blazers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games
Portland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing New York
New York is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
New York is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing at home against Portland
New York is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Portland
New York is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Portland at Toronto, Wednesday, January 2
New York home to San Antonio, Thursday, January 3

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