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Knicks vs Trail Blazers Betting Preview

Portland Trail BlazersNew York Knicks
March 14, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Odds

20-22TEAM RECORD18-24

The Knicks will try to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Trail Blazers in basketball action.

This season the Knicks are 18-24 overall and 18-24 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 20-22 and 20-22 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 16-26 on the OU, and Portland is 21-21.

View Portland vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Knicks installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 20 in the league with 41.7 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 16 with 6.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 92-75 result against the Pacers on March 13. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 167 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Trail Blazers endured a 92-75 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from LaMarcus Aldridge at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

New York was a 104-99 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York got 21 points from Carmelo Anthony but lost anyway 104-99 against the Bulls on Monday at United Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Trail Blazers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
New York is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Portland
New York is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Chicago, Friday, March 16
New York home to Indiana, Friday, March 16

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