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Knicks Trail Blazers Betting Preview

Portland Trail BlazersNew York Knicks
34-14February 05, 2014, 08:00 | Madison Square Garden19-29

The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

New York will face the 34-14 Trail Blazers, who own a 25-23 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 27-21 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trail Blazers are 30-17-1 favoring the OVER.

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The visitors opened this morning as -3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 207 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-92 victory for the Trail Blazers.

In their last action, Portland was a 100-90 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Damian Lillard went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Washington defeated Portland, 100-90 at Verizon Center.

The Knicks were a 101-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony chucked in 36 points for New York on Monday, but they still came up short in losing 101-98 at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (96.92 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.33 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.25% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

A few Trail Blazers at Knicks trends to consider:
Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games

Next up:
Portland at Indiana, Friday, February 7th
New York home to Denver, Friday, February 7th