Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3/14/2024

The New York Knicks (38-27) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (19-46) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

Jalen Brunson led New York with 20 points against the 76ers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 50.6% in the game. Josh Hart also added 20 points as the Knicks won the game by a score of 106-79.

When looking at their overall record of 38-27, the Knicks have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Knicks are 22-13 compared to 16-14 on the road.

New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 35-30. New York has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 17-13 ATS on the road compared to 18-17 at home.

The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Trail Blazers defeated the Hawks with a final score of 106-102. The Trail Blazers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 52-47.

In Western Conference matchups, the Trail Blazers are 8-35 and are 11-11 in non-conference games. Overall, they are 19-46 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Portland’s ATS record sits below .500 (31-34). On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 17-14 compared to a 14-20 record vs. the spread at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

New York has recorded an average of 112.3 points per game (23rd) throughout 65 games games.

This season, the Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.3 points per game compared to 110.5 at home. Overall, the Knicks have outscored the NBA average in 41.5% of their games.

One reason for the Knicks’ scoring success on the road has been their three-point shooting. They are 13th in the league in made threes at 13.1 per game. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the NBA at 94.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Knicks are 25th in the NBA at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 23rd in two-point shooting at 52%. In terms of assists, the Knicks are 29th in the league at 24 per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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In 65 games games, Portland has an average of 107.9 points per game (28th).

So far this season, the Blazers have struggled to score, ranking 28th in the NBA at 107.9 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 24th in the league at 35%.

At home, Portland is averaging 109 points per game while shooting 44% from the field. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.7% of their games.

When it comes to assists, the Blazers are last in the league at just 23 per game. In terms of pace, they are 19th at 97.8 possessions per game.

Knicks Team Defense

The Knicks’ defense is presently ranked 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 108.3 points per contest. For the season, New York is ranked 28th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.7 free-throws per game vs. the Knicks and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.1%.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 115.9 points per contest. Portland’s defense is currently forcing 14.3 turnovers per game, which is 26th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 25th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Knicks And Trail Blazers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jalen Brunson is set to be the main scorer for the Knicks, recording 26 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.9 points per game, along with 3.7 rebounds.

On the other side, Anfernee Simons is our projected leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 42.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 23 points per game.

Knicks vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • New York has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 101. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across their last five home contests, Portland has a 5-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 110 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Against the spread, the Knicks have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Knicks vs Trail Blazers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Knicks vs. Trail Blazers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +11.5. Although our projections show the Knicks winning 110-106, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 206.5, and our model projects the Knicks and Trail Blazers to reach a combined total of 216 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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