Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is where the New York Knicks will take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.
The Trail Blazers faced off with the Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-111 in their last game. Portland finished the contest with a 47.3% field goal percentage (44 of 93) and converted 8 out of their 29 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Trail Blazers knocked down 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest as well as creating 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding defense, Portland allowed the other team to go 54.7% from the field on 47 out of 86 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 31 dimes and had 12 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Milwaukee totaled 42 boards (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Milwaukee ended up shooting 64.0% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 25 shots. They made 9 of their 28 shots from distance. In regard to fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up with 17 while the Bucks totaled 17 fouls.
Anfernee Simons is a guy who came through for this game. Simons finished the game shooting 52.2% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. He played 37 minutes played and totaled 4 boards. He accumulated 29 points on 12 of 23 shooting.
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Portland heads into this one with a mark of 10-7 so far this season. They are averaging 109.9 pts per game (21st in basketball) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Trail Blazers are connecting on 37.8% on three-point shots (203 of 537) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is collecting 43.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 395 dimes for the campaign, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.9 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.5 fouls. They rank 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 459 surrendered on the campaign. The Trail Blazers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.5% (682 of 1,467) and they concede 41.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Knicks took home the win by a final score of 129-119 against the Thunder. The Knicks were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for the game. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Thunder had 18 fouls in this contest which took the Knicks to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, New York made 11 out of their 34 tries (32.4%). When the game finished, the Knicks shot 51 out of 97 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.6%. The Knicks allowed the Thunder to knock down 43 of 88 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.9% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from 3-point land via 8 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 32 at the charity stripe (78.1%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, New York allowed Oklahoma City to collect 38 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Jalen Brunson ended up having an impact for the Knicks for this game. He made 14 out of 20 for this contest giving him a rate of 70.0%, but went home without a rebound. Brunson earned 34 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 9 assists for the matchup.
New York has a record of 9-9 so far this season. The Knicks are responsible for committing 21.7 fouls per contest and they hit 79.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.5 times per contest (23rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. New York has accounted for 2,040 pts on the season (113.3 per game) and they grab 46.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knicks are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks 25th in the league.
The New York defense concedes 35.8% from downtown (254 of 710) and opponents are making 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 27.2 dimes and 46.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 26th and 29th in the NBA. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the league in points allowed per contest with 115.5. They are forcing 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (6th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York and under the total points
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