Knicks vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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The New York Knicks (40-30) hit the court against the Portland Trail Blazers (31-37) as slight, 2.5-point favorites on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET on ROOT. The matchup’s over/under is set at 228.

How to bet Knicks vs. Trail Blazers

New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -141 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +120 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228 points.

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Knicks vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Knicks vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

The Knicks are 39-30-1 against the spread this season. New York has come away with 21 wins in the 32 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 68 opportunities (52.9%).

The Trail Blazers have played 68 games, with 32 wins against the spread. Portland has been the moneyline underdog 35 total times this season. Portland has finished 12-23 in those games. Trail Blazers games this year have gone over the total in 33 of 68 opportunities (48.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 70 25.3 10.3 4.1 0.7 0.3 2.9
Jalen Brunson 62 23.8 3.6 6.1 0.9 0.2 1.9
RJ Barrett 63 19.8 5.2 2.7 0.5 0.2 1.7
Immanuel Quickley 69 13.5 4.1 3.2 0.9 0.2 1.9
Quentin Grimes 59 9.9 3.2 1.9 0.6 0.4 1.8

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 54 32.1 4.7 7.3 0.9 0.3 4.2
Anfernee Simons 59 21.2 2.6 4.1 0.7 0.2 3.5
Jusuf Nurkic 48 13.2 9.1 2.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
Cameron Reddish 33 10.5 2.2 1.7 1 0.3 1.3
Shaedon Sharpe 67 7.9 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 1
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Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Doubtful (Foot)

Trail Blazers: Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Damian Lillard: Questionable (Calf), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

With 115 points per game on offense, New York ranks 13th in the NBA. On defense, it allows 112.3 points per contest, which ranks eighth in the league. The Knicks are averaging 116.2 points per game this year at home, which is 2.4 more points than they’re averaging in away games (113.8). On offense, the Knicks have increased their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.6 points per contest over that span compared to the 115 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

This season, New York is making 12.3 three-pointers per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.7% (23rd-ranked) from beyond the arc. So far this season, the Knicks have taken 60.3% two-pointers, accounting for 70.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 39.7% three-pointers (29.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland scores 114.6 points per game and allow 115.8, ranking them 15th in the NBA on offense and 19th on defense. At home the Trail Blazers are putting up 119.6 points per game, 9.5 more than they are averaging on the road (110.1). The Trail Blazers have played worse offensively in their previous 10 games, generating 112.7 points per contest, 1.9 fewer points their than season average of 114.6.

With 13.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37.3% from downtown, Portland is eighth and eighth in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Trail Blazers have attempted 41.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 58.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.5% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 67.5% have been 2-pointers.

Knicks vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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