Knicks vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/9

Knicks vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/9

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

New York, NY; January 9, 2024, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: NY -11.5
Over/Under: 226.5

 

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Portland Trail Blazers face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 9, 2024. This KingPin Pro preview provides insights into key aspects of the game, recent team performances, and player statistics.

 

Team Analysis

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers, with a 10-25 record, are looking to build on their recent overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets. Despite their struggles, they aim to challenge the Knicks on the road.

 

New York Knicks

The Knicks, with a 21-15 record, are on a home win streak and will aim to continue their success against the Trail Blazers. With a strong lineup, the Knicks have the advantage on their home court.

 

Injuries

The Trail Blazers have some players listed as game-time decisions (GTD), including Jabari Walker and Matisse Thybulle. Deandre Ayton is also GTD but might play. Moses Brown is ruled out until February 23. The Knicks have no injured players.

 

Recent Performances

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is coming off an overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets. They will look to carry the momentum into their matchup against the Knicks.

New York Knicks

The Knicks have been performing well, securing wins against teams like the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, and Chicago Bulls in their last five games.

 

Prediction

Expect a defensive battle between the Trail Blazers and the Knicks, leading to a lower-scoring game. The under of 226.5 points is the pick in this matchup, considering both teams' recent defensive efforts and the potential absence of key players for the Trail Blazers.

Pick: Under 226.5 Points

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