The Knicks (-605) are favored by 11.5 points on the road against the Trail Blazers (+441) in this non-conference matchup. The over/under line is set at 206.5 points.

The Knicks (38-27) are fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division. The Trail Blazers (19-46) are 14th in the Western Conference and fifth in the Northwest Division. This game will be played at the Moda Center and can be seen on ROOT.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +11.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-106 in favor of the Knicks.
  • Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.3% and knocking down 16 threes.

Does New York Have a Shot at a Road Win?

In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Knicks have gone 27-15 compared to 11-12 in non-conference play. This record has them in 4th place in the East, just behind the 76ers.

This season, the Knicks have been favored in 37 of their 65 games and have a record of 28-9 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 23-14 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game.

New York’s most recent game was a 106-79 victory over the 76ers. They were favored by 6 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 209 points.

On the road, the Knicks have a straight-up record of 16-14 and are 17-13 against the spread. They have won their last two games on the road and have an average scoring differential of +2.2 points per game.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 23-41-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have seen 220.6 points scored, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 206.5.

Heading into their matchup with the Trail Blazers, the Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 114.3 points compared to 110.5 at home.

One area where the Knicks have struggled this season is in pace, as they are last in the league at just 94.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, New York is shooting 46% from the field, which is 25th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 12th in the league in attempts at 35.9 per game. However, they are just 17th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of assists, New York is 29th in the NBA at 24 per game.

So far this season, the Knicks defense has been performing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA at 108.3 points allowed per contest. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Will the Trail Blazers Make it Happen at Home?

Today, the Trail Blazers are 11.5-point underdogs at home against the Knicks. This season, Portland has been the underdog in 59 of their 65 games.

In terms of their ATS record, the Blazers are 14-20 at home and 17-14 on the road. They have covered the spread in five straight road games and are 30-29 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Portland’s 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 206.5 is lower than all of their previous games this season, which have averaged 224.7 points.

After beating the Hawks 106-102, the Blazers are now 19-46 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are in 14th place and 5th in the Northwest Division. In non-conference games, Portland is 11-11 compared to 8-35 against the West.

At home, the Trail Blazers are averaging 109.0 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 28th in the league with an average of 107.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 19th in the NBA at 97.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Blazers are 29th in field goal percentage at 44%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, Portland is 24th in three-point percentage, hitting 35% of their attempts.

So far this season, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.7% of their games. In terms of assists, Portland is last in the league with an average of 23 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 115.9 points per contest. Most recently, the Trail Blazers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 102 points to the Hawks.