Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/25/22

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/25/22
Fri 25th November 2022

The New York Knicks (9-9, 4-3 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Portland Trail Blazers (10-8, 6-4 Away) on Friday. Portland was outplayed by the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-96 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday, their fourth loss in a row. Jusuf Nurkic was the standout player in the losing effort with 22 points. The Trail Blazers are the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

New York won on Monday at Paycom Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 129-119. Jalen Brunson had 34 points and nine assists, carrying the team. The Knicks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Portland and New York split their matchups last season, taking one apiece.

The Knicks got the win in the last meeting 128-98 at Madison Square Garden on March 16. RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 31 points. Josh Hart had 17 points in the losing effort. Anfernee Simons and Jerami Grant, averaging 22.8 and 19.7 points per game, respectively, have led the Blazers in scoring this season. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Simons is No. 1 and Grant is first. Meanwhile, Nurkic is grabbing 9.9 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Hart is dishing 4.3 assists (1st).

Julius Randle (20.8 ppg), Brunson (20.8), and Barrett (18.3) have been the primary providers for the Knicks on offense. Randle leads the league. Randle also has collected 8.8 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, while Brunson has tallied 6.7 assists per game, most in the league. With 113.3 points per game, the Knicks are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA (4th).

The Trail Blazers have had the advantage in the last 10 games at Madison Square Garden, winning six. Portland has dropped three in a row away from home this season. Portland is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.7 (105.9-108.6). New York has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 116.9 points per game on average while scoring only 112.8 (-4.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 7.2 | 9.9 | -2.7
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 9.7 | 7.0 | +2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cam Reddish: 16.0 | 12.1 | +3.9
Mitchell Robinson: 6.0 | 12.3 | -6.3
Points per game:
Cam Reddish: 13.3 | 9.3 | +4.1
Rebounds per game:
Mitchell Robinson: 3.0 | 5.7 | -2.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Portland Trail Blazers (+135)

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