Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (26-41) are on their way to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the New York Knicks (28-40).
The Trail Blazers played the Wizards and walked away with a win by a score of 127-118 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up walking away with 21 and the Wizards had 14 fouls. They made 14 out of their 34 attempts from three-point range. Washington finished the game shooting 96.3% from the free throw line by making 26 of their 27 tries. Furthermore, Washington totaled 26 boards (9 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Washington distributed 35 assists and had 26 steals in this matchup. Concerning defending, Portland let their opponent shoot 47.0% from the floor on 39 out of 83 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 43 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Trail Blazers knocked down 20 of 22 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Portland wrapped up the game having earned a 51.6% FG percentage (48 out of 93) and made 11 out of their 30 shots from downtown.
Josh Hart is one guy who came through in this game. Hart walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the field and totaled 6 dimes. He was on the court for 36 mins and also pulled down 8 boards. He accounted for 44 points on 15 out of 21 shooting.
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Portland enters this game with a record of 26-41 this year. They currently have an average of 107.3 pts per game (23rd in the NBA) on 44.4% from the field. The Trail Blazers are shooting 35.1% on three-point shots (877 of 2,500) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland is grabbing 43.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,513 assists for the season, which has them ranked 27th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.6 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are 27th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,763 surrendered for the season. The Trail Blazers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (2,737 of 5,790) and they relinquish 44.3 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 26th in basketball in PPG allowed (113.6).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks went home defeated by a final of 110-107 when they played the Nets. When talking about rebounds, New York permitted Brooklyn to pull down 27 in total (12 offensive). They went 20.7% from 3-point land via 6 out of 29 and ended up shooting 16 out of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Knicks allowed the Nets to convert 44 of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the matchup. Overall, the Knicks went 39 for 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0%. Regarding 3-point attempts, New York made 11 of their 29 attempts (37.9%). They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.7%. The Nets committed 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Knicks pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in the game.
Evan Fournier was important for the Knicks in the game. He made 9 out of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and had 2 rebounds. Fournier scored 25 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in the matchup.
New York has a mark of 28-40 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Knicks are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which is 27th in the NBA. New York has earned 7,204 points for the season (105.9 per contest) and they average 46.4 boards per game. They are earning an assist 21.5 times per game (30th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.6 fouls per contest and they go 74.7% from the charity stripe.
The New York defense surrenders 34.4% on 3-point attempts (869 of 2,527) and opponents are knocking down 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.3 assists and 44.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 15th and 11th in basketball. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.0. They have forced 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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