The New York Knicks will visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, March 14th, in the second of two meetings this season. The Trail Blazers won the first meeting by a score of 132-129 despite playing without Damian Lillard.
The 40-30 Knicks are sixth in the Eastern Conference. New York is currently ranked 14th in points per game and fifth in offensive rating, while ranking eighth in opponents points per game and 16th in defensive rating.
The 31-37 Trail Blazers are in 13th place in the Western Conference. Portland is currently ranked 15th in points per game and seventh in offensive rating. They have struggled on the less flashy side of the ball, however, ranking 19th in opponents points per game and 27th in defensive rating.
The Knicks are 21-14 on the road, while the Trail Blazers are 17-15 at home.
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Match Details
Fixture: New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 14th, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
New York Knicks star point guard Jalen Brunson is doubtful to play as he is dealing with left foot soreness.
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard and starting forward Jerami Grant are both listed as questionable with right calf tightness and left quad contusion, respectively. Forward Justise Winslow will remain sidelined with a left ankle sprain.
|Jalen Brunson||New York Knicks||Doubtful||Foot|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Calf|
|Jerami Grant||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Quad|
|Justise Winslow||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Ankle|
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds and Spread
|New York Knicks||-2.5|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+2.5|
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Starting 5s
Knicks – PG Immanuel Quickley, SG Quentin Grimes, SF RJ Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson
Blazers – PG Damian Lillard, SG Anfernee Simons, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Jerami Grant, C Jusuf Nurkic
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers have won just two of their past eight games as they have slipped to the back of the pack in a crowded Western Conference postseason race. While they were able to defeat the New York Knicks early in the season, both teams were much different at that stage. Look for the Knicks to even up the season series as they win by at least three points.