New York Knicks vs. Portland Blazers - 12/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -10
Marcus Morris and the New York Knicks (4-19, 5th in the Atlantic Division) go to Moda Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Portland Trail Blazers (9-15, 5th in the Northwest Division). The odds on this matchup have Portland as 10 point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.
The Knicks are covering the spread 47.8% of the time, having gone 11-12-0 ATS. Portland is covering 43.5% of the time, going 10-13-1 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/8/2019 Wayne Ellington SG Achilles Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/7/2019 Rodney Hood SG Achilles Out for the season
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Julius Randle averages 16.7 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Marcus Morris comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
CJ McCollum averages 22.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Damian Lillard scores 26.7 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 111.0 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA. New York averages 100.6 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 115.4 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest. Portland is 10th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.1. The Blazers are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Knicks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. New York is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league.
Portland is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -10 and over 218 total points
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