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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Prediction: Injury Report, Starting 5s, Betting Odds & Spreads - November 25 | 2022-23 NBA Season

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 25th, in NBA Regular Season action. Both teams come into this game with decent records as the Portland outfit are 10-8 thus far while the New York side are 9-9. The Trail Blazers have not won in four games as they have dropped down to 9th place in the Western Conference standings. The Knicks have been solid recently, winning 3 of their last 5 as they climb up to 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings. The betting odds and predictions are given below:

With Damian Lillard's recent absence, the Portland offense has taken a nosedive. This season, they have a bottom 5 offense, scoring only 109 points per game, which is ranked 25th in the NBA. They also attempt the 4th least field goal attempts in the entire NBA, making only 38.7 field goals per game. Albeit they have been very solid on the glass this season, completing the fifth-most rebounds per game in the entire league.

Portland superstar Anfernee Simons has been unplayable this term. He is currently averaging nearly 23 points per night, in addition to 4 assists on 56% true shooting. During this on-and-off injury layoff to Damian Lillard, Simons stepped up his game and carried Portland to results all by himself.

The Knicks have been solid this campaign. They have gone 9-9 and come into this game on the back of a 129-119 win over the OKC Thunder. Their biggest concern this season has been their perimeter defense. They arguably have the worst perimeter defensive numbers in the NBA, as they allow almost 40 3-point attempts per game and concede nearly 15 of them.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Match Details

Fixture: Portland Trail Blazers @ New York Knicks

Date & Time: Friday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. EST

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Injury Report

TEAM

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

Portland Trail Blazers

Dame Lillard

Calf

Out

Portland Trail Blazers

Gary Payton

Abdominal

Out

Dame Lillard and Gary Payton are the two notable absentees in this one. The Blazers have performed admirably thus far in their absence, but with fixtures rolling, it will get tougher on the roster.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds & Spreads

TEAMS

SPREAD

TOTAL

MONEYLINE

Portland Trail Blazers

+3.5 (-110)

Over 219 (-108)

+132

New York Knicks

-3.5 (-109)

Under 219 (-108)

-159

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Starting 5s

Portland Trail Blazers: PG A. Simons, SG J. Winslow, SF Josh Hart, PF Jerami Grant, C Jusuf Nurkic

New York Knicks: PG Jalen Brunson, SG Q. Grimes, SF RJ Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C M. Robinson (GTD)

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Betting Prediction

Both teams are very evenly matched. The Blazers are coming into this game with a terrible run of results, which is why the Knicks are slightly favored in this one. The Knicks have a more settled side and should feel confident in beating a sub-strength Portland team at home.

Knicks: -2.5 (-108)

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Edited by Gaelin Leif