|POR (-144) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing PORTLAND on the moneyline. I successfully played against the Knicks in their loss at Sacramento, on Friday. I expect them to stumble again tonight. The Blazers host OKC on Monday. After that, however, they play six straight on the road. The fifth of those will be at MSG, against these same Knicks. Knowing this and desperate to take advantage of these next two winnable games, before hitting the road, I expect the Blazers to leave it all on the floor for this one. Homecourt was certainly important in last year's games. The Knicks beat the Blazers 117-93 at MSG. However, the Blazers won 115-87 here at Portland. With the loss at Sacramento, the Knicks are now 23-60 on the road the past 2+ seasons. During that span, the Blazers remain a respectable 59-30 at home. With the Knicks just 2-18 SU their last 20 against teams from the Northwest division, expect the Blazers to improve on those stats Sunday night.