The New York Knicks’ up-and-down season continues today. New York got back to .500 and is looking to win a second consecutive game and get above that middle line. Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers continue to play without Damian Lillard. That hasn’t been going well for them. They are 1-4 in their last four games and desperately need a win to get back on track.
Is Friday night in the Garden the perfect place to do so?
Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Odds, Spread and Total
Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Prediction and Pick
The Blazers are 7-2 ATS as a road underdog. They haven’t been able to get a win in the last couple of games without Lillard, but they also played Milwaukee and Cleveland. The Knicks don’t have as good of a defense as either of those teams, so Portland should have a little more success on the road in this one.
New York is just 4-3 SU as the home team. Even if you like the Knicks to win the game, don’t expect them to cover in this one. They are 2-4-1 ATS as the home team.
During this 1-4 streak for the Blazers, they’ve had a net rating of -4.8. Meanwhile the Knicks’ net rating is -2.9 in that same span. This game is closer than the odds say, which gives the Blazers value.
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