Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Mar 14

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The Trail Blazers are gearing up to take on the New York Knicks on Thursday, Mar 14. The game is slated for 10:00 ET and will be broadcast on ROOT. New York comes into this game as 11.5-point favorites with the total set at 204.5. How will this matchup unfold? Let’s delve into the Trail Blazers vs. Knicks player props andpredictions below.

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Spread: Knicks -11.5
  • Total 204.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 14
  • Time: 10:00 ET
  • Location: Moda Center, Portland OR
  • TV: ROOT

Knicks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Knicks have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Knicks last ten road games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 103. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 7-3, while going 7-3 straight-up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Knicks have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. New York posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Trail Blazers have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Portland has an ATS record of 5-0 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Can New York Pull Off a Road Win?

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 38-27. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.

On the road, the Knicks have a record of 16-14 this season. They have won their last two road games straight up and are 17-13 ATS on the road.

New York is 35-30 against the spread this season, including a record of 23-14 when favored. Today, they are favored by 11.5 points and have gone 28-9 straight-up as the favorite.

The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 23-41-1, and their last three games have gone under the posted total. On average, their games have finished with 220.6 points compared to today’s O/U line of 204.5.

New York’s last game was a 106-79 win over the 76ers. They covered the spread as 6-point favorites, and the O/U line for the game was 209.

So far this season, the Knicks have been one of the most efficient teams in the league when it comes to scoring inside the arc. They are 23rd in points per game overall, but on the road, they are 16th in scoring.

When it comes to pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the league, averaging just 94.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 25th in the NBA.

From beyond the arc, the Knicks are 13th in made threes per game but are just 17th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are 20th in true shooting percentage.

Coming into today’s game, the Knicks’ defense is giving up an average of 108.3 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.5% of their three-point attempts.

Are the Trail Blazers Ready for a Home Win?

In their last game, the Trail Blazers defeated the Hawks by a score of 106-102. They were 4.5-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS record of 31-34 for the season.

Today, Portland is looking to win their third straight game as the underdog. They are currently 11.5-point underdogs against the Knicks. This season, they have been the underdog in 59 of their 65 games.

Overall, the Trail Blazers are 19-46 this season, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 8-35 and 1-14 against their division.

On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 17-14, compared to 14-20 at home. Their average scoring differential on the road is -9.9 points per game, while it is -6.1 points per game at home.

The Trail Blazers’ O/U record for the season is 30-34-1, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line of 204.5 is lower than all of their previous games this season.

Portland’s games have averaged a combined 223.8 points per game this season, and their average O/U line is 224.7 points.

At home, the Blazers are averaging 109.0 points per game this season, which is 28th in the NBA. For the season, they are 28th in scoring at 107.9 points per game.

Portland is 19th in pace at 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 44%.

So far, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.7% of their games. In terms of assists, they are last in the league at 23 per game.

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.7 points per contest (17th). On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.9% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Anfernee Simons and his points prop of 22.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -111 while the under is at -115. In this game against the Trail Blazers, we suggest betting on the under for Anfernee Simons and his points prop set at 22.5. Our player projection model anticipates him not reaching his prop, with a projected total of 22.

  • The Prop: Anfernee Simons Under 22.5 Points (-115)

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Predictions

For a point-spread bet in this Knicks vs. Trail Blazers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +11.5. Although our projections show the Knicks winning 110-106, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 204.5, and our model predicts the Knicks and Trail Blazers to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Trail Blazers +11.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook