The New York Knicks (40-30) wrap up a 4-game road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers (31-37) Tuesday. Tip-off from Moda Center is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Knicks vs. Trail Blazers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Knicks rebounded from losing the first 2 games on their road trip with a 112-108 win against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. New York covered as a 2.5-point underdog as the Under (225) connected for the 4th consecutive outing.
The Trail Blazers have dropped 3 in a row, and are just 4-7 against the spread across their past 11 outings. Portland is just 3-4 straight up and 2-4-1 ATS in the previous 7 contests at home.
These teams at Madison Square Garden back on Nov. 25, with Portland coming out ahead by a 132-129 score in overtime, cashing as a 4-point underdog as the Over (217) easily connected.
Knicks at Trail Blazers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:30 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Knicks -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Trail Blazers +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the spread (ATS): Knicks -2.5 (-105) | Trail Blazers +2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Knicks at Trail Blazers key injuries
- G Jalen Brunson (foot) doubtful
- F Jerami Grant (quadriceps) questionable
- G Damian Lillard (calf) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Knicks at Trail Blazers picks and predictions
Knicks 114, Trail Blazers 106
The KNICKS (-135) are the play, especially if Lillard and/or Grant are sidelined.
Obviously, if Lillard is out, that’s way more hurtful to the chance for the Trail Blazers. He is averaging 32.1 points, 7.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game, while also hitting 3-pointers at a 37.3% clip. He is a tremendous free-throw shooter too, cashing in at a 91.9% clip from the line. If Dame is sidelined, this line is likely to move quite a bit.
BET KNICKS -2.5 (-105).
New York has cashed at a 9-3-1 ATS clip across the past 13 games and is 33-13 ATS in the past 46 outings on the road. The Knicks are also 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 against losing teams and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games against teams with a winning home record.
The Trail Blazers are 2-6-1 ATS in the past 9 games at home and 1-5-1 ATS in the past 7 against winning teams. With or without Lillard, the Knicks are the play as New York is just performing better against the number lately.
UNDER 228.5 (-110) is worth a look.
If Lillard is unable to go, that’s a giant chunk of scoring off the board for the Blazers.
The Under is 4-0 in the past 4 games overall for New York and has cashed in 5 of their last 7 on the road. The Over has dominated for Portland lately, but again, no Lillard means fewer points. The Under is still the play if he’s able to tough it out, just go lighter.
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