Knicks vs. Blazers Odds, Analysis, Free Pick

by | Last updated Mar 14, 2023 | nba

New York Knicks (40-30 SU, 39-30-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (31-37 SU, 34-34-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday, March 14th, 10:00 PM (ET)

Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland


Point Spread: NY -2/Por +2 (Stop wasting your hard earned money! Stop betting on games at -110 odds! Start laying only -105 at BetanySports Sportsbook! You’ll be so glad you did!)

Total: 230.5

Money Line: New York Knicks -127/+106

Notable Injuries


  • Jalen Brunson (Doubtful) Foot

Trail Blazers

  • Damian Lillard (Questionable) Calf
  • Jerami Grant (Questionable) Quad
  • Justise Winslow (Out) Ankle
  • Ibou Badji (Out) Knee

Recent Form

Heading into the game, New York is 40-30 overall. When taking to the road, New York has a mark of 21-14 and a win percentage of 60%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 39-30-1 vs the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs the spread, they are 2-3 in their past 5 games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past 10 games, they are 7-3 SU and 7-3 ATS.

New York will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Lakers. Julius Randle led the team to a win with his 33 points. The Knicks were 3-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

Heading into the game, Portland is 31-37 overall. When playing at home, Portland has a mark of 17-15 and a win percentage of 53%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 34-34-0 vs the spread. The Trail Blazers need a win in today’s matchup vs New York to avoid their 4th straight loss.

In their last game, Portland was defeated by the Pelicans with a score of 127-110. Despite Anfernee Simons scoring 17 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Trail Blazers were 3-point favorites.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Trail Blazers picked up the win 132-129 win over the Knicks. Heading into the game, Portland was the 3.5-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. The Knicks have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 5 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 227 points per game.

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This season, the Knicks’ offense is averaging 115.0 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. In terms of pace, New York has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.5 possessions per game. The Knicks have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 23rd in 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 35.5 attempts per game. Defensively, the Knicks have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 106.6 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.2%.

Heading into today’s game, New York will need a strong offensive effort from Julius Randle and the team’s supporting cast as Jalen Brunson won’t be available vs. Portland. So far, Brunson is averaging 23.8 points per game. Randle leads the Knicks at 25.3 points per contest.

This season, the Trail Blazers’ offense is averaging 114.6 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Portland has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.6 possessions per game. Portland’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 8th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.3%. Defense has been a struggle for Portland, as they are currently allowing 115.11 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.95% of their looks from the outside.

Injuries are a key storyline going into the game for Portland, as their number one and number two scorers are in jeopardy of missing the game. So far, Damian Lillard is averaging 32.1, which is good for the top mark on the team. Behind him is Jerami Grant at 20.5 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The Knicks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
  • The Knicks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • The Trail Blazers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
  • The Trail Blazers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

This is a really bad matchup for the Blazers who won’t be able to stop Julius Randle from pummeling them in the paint. I’m betting the Knicks! Bet your NBA predictions for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!