New York Knicks at Portland Blazers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/27/2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Moda Center in Portland
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The New York Knicks will be pretty big underdogs when they go on the road to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday night.
In their first meeting this season, the Blazers were able to defeat the Knicks by the score of 103-99 in New York. The Knicks were the better shooting team in that game, but the Blazers ended up with a 44-37 rebounding advantage.
In his 32 career games against Portland, Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has averaged 26.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Shooting guard J.R. Smith has scored 13.2 points per game against the Blazers in his career, while power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has been able to average 18.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game against them in 31 career games.
On Friday night, the Blazers held the Philadelphia 76ers to just 42 second-half points and ended up routing them 114-93 at home. They made nearly 48 percent of their shots in that win and were able to force Philadelphia into committing 18 turnovers.
The Blazers have scored nearly 105 points per game this year while holding their opponents to less than 97. Damian Lillard is one of the top-scoring points guard in the league by averaging 22.1 points per game. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews as made nearly 40 percent of his three-pointers this season and is averaging 16.4 points per game.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
New York Knicks are 12-19-0 Against the Spread
New York Knicks are 16-14-0 against the Over/Under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Portland Trail Blazers are 18-12-1 Against the Spread
Portland Trail Blazers are 14-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Knicks
12/26/14 F Quincy Acy Suspension is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/25/14 G J.R. Smith Heel "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/13/14 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder out indefinitely
11/23/14 C Andrea Bargnani Hamstring out indefinitely
11/22/14 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers
12/27/14 F LaMarcus Aldridge Illness "?" Sunday vs. New York
12/26/14 C Chris Kaman Personal "?" Sunday vs. New York
12/16/14 C Robin Lopez Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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