Portland Blazers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-2)
The Portland Blazers (12-9) travel to Madison Square Garden on Saturday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (10-13). The spread on this contest has Portland as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 223.
The Portland Blazers played the Philadelphia 76ers and took home the win by a score of 121-105 in their last contest. Portland finished the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (45 of 98) and buried 13 out of their 31 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Blazers made 18 of 23 shots for a rate of 78.3%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 53 with 19 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 assists in this matchup while earning 8 steals and 5 rejections. When talking about defending, Portland allowed the other team to go 48.1% from the field on 39 out of 81 shooting. Philadelphia earned 19 assists and had 6 steals for the game. On top of that, the 76ers collected 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Philadelphia ended up shooting 83.3% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 24 tries. They knocked down 7 of their 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Gary Trent is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 8 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 38:14 mins played and also collected 3 boards. Trent finished shooting 34.8% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Blazers was Carmelo Anthony. He pulled down 4 rebounds and earned 5 assists. He finished 57.1% from the floor for this contest by hitting 8-of-14 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Anthony saw the court for 31:14 minutes.
Portland heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-9 on the year. The Blazers are shooting 38.1% on shots from beyond the arc (336 of 882) and 82.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 115.7 points per game (4th in the NBA) on 44.3% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per game and as a group are committing 19.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Portland is collecting 44.2 boards per game and is sitting with 431 assists on the season, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Blazers are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 20th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 547 surrendered this season. The Blazers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (291 of 393) and they concede 46.3 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 37.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 26th in the league in opponents PPG (116.5).
When they last played, the New York Knicks got the victory with a final of 107-103 when they faced the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks pulled down 36 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for the matchup. They turned away 4 tries while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Bulls were called for 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to bury 10 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, New York converted 11 out of their 22 attempts (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Knicks finished shooting 43 for 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.3%. The Knicks permitted the Bulls to make 43 of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.9% for this game. They finished the game shooting 16.7% from three-point range by going 6 out of 36 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, New York permitted Chicago to collect 38 in all (6 offensive).
Julius Randle ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks for the game. He converted 11 of 20 for the game for a rate of 55.0%, which had him sitting at 27 points. Randle grabbed 6 rebounds in his 38:20 minutes of time on the court and had 6 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for New York was Elfrid Payton. He notched 20 points in 34:43 minutes played via 9 of 20 from the floor for this contest. Payton walked away from this one going 45.0% from the field while also totaling 4 assists and 8 rebounds.
New York has a record of 10-13 this year. New York has 2,355 points for the season (102.4 per contest) and they pull in 46.5 boards per game. The Knicks are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.4% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which ranks 24th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 21.0 times per game (29th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. The Knicks defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points allowed per game with 104.1. The New York defense allows 31.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (271 of 864) and their opponents are knocking down 75.5% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.7 assists and 44.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 4th and 17th in the league. They have forced 11.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (1st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (-2)
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