New York Knicks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The New York Knicks head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 9 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 24-40. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 104.1 points per contest while giving up 107.0 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 37-26. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 103.4, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-35-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-30-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 32-28-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-37-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/03/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 17 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Courtney Lee averages 12.7 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
C.J. McCollum has scored 21.7 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Damian Lillard averages 26.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.1 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.91 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.1 per game. The Knicks allow 107 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 17th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.84. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 45 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.1. The Blazers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Blazers give up 103.4 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. New York is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Portland is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -9
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