Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks 3/14/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks 3/14/23
Tue 14th March 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (31-37, 17-15 Home) will try to overcome one of the league’s top shooting defenses when they welcome the New York Knicks (40-30, 21-14 Away) on Tuesday. New York beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-108 at Arena on Sunday. With 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, Julius Randle had a standout performance.

The Knicks are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Portland dropped their third in a row on Sunday at Smoothie King Center, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 127-110. Anfernee Simons had 17 points to lead the team in scoring in the losing effort. With 14 points, Kevin Knox II also had an impressive game. The Trail Blazers are 13th in the Western Conference.

It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Portland will be aiming for a season sweep against New York after winning the only previous matchup 132-129 in overtime at Madison Square Garden in November 2022. Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 44 points. Jalen Brunson had 32 points in the loss.

Randle and Brunson, averaging 25.3 and 23.8 points per game, respectively, have led the Knicks in scoring this season. Randle also has grabbed 10.3 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league, while Brunson has dished 6.1 assists per game.

Damian Lillard (32.1 ppg) has powered the Blazers’ offense. He has the third-best scoring average in the league. Lillard also has distributed 7.3 assists per game, 10th-most in the league. Jusuf Nurkic has pulled down 9.1 rebounds per game.

Opponents are shooting 45.6% from the field against the Knicks, ranking as one of the toughest FG% defenses in the league (3rd).The Knicks have had minimal success at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in recent seasons, losing nine of the last 10 games. New York is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.2 (117.6-112.4).

Portland has a 3-7 record over the last 10, allowing 120.5 points per game on average while scoring only 112.7 (-7.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Immanuel Quickley: 29.0 | 20.8 | +8.2
Jalen Brunson: 23.0 | 33.5 | -10.5
Points per game:
Immanuel Quickley: 19.2 | 13.5 | +5.7
Assists per game:
Jalen Brunson: 2.0 | 6.1 | -4.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cam Reddish: 20.8 | 14.4 | +6.4
Jusuf Nurkic: 12.0 | 25.2 | -13.2
Points per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 5.3 | 13.2 | -7.9
Rebounds per game:
Damian Lillard: 8.3 | 4.7 | +3.6
Jusuf Nurkic: 4.3 | 9.1 | -4.8
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 9.3 | 7.3 | +2.0
Anfernee Simons: 3.0 | 4.1 | -1.1

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