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Game Info: Portland Trail Blazers (11-5) @ New York Knicks (4-13)

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 2018
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST (NBATV)
  • Location: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY


Odds: All betting odds, lines and props via FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Moneyline: Portland: -330 I New York: +260
  • Spread: Portland: -7.5 (-110) | New York: +7.5 (-110)
  • Total: 221 | Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)


Key Injuries:

  • Portland: SG - Seth Curry (knee)
  • Portland: SF - Maurice Harkless (knee)
  • New York: SG - Courtney Lee (neck)


Damian Lillard is fresh off one of his best games of the season. Coming into MSG should be a solid warm-up before facing Milwaukee and Golden State back-to-back.

Interesting Stats

  • Lillard is the only player in the NBA this season to score at least 40 points in three games. He is +6000 to win the NBA MVP.
  • Portland's center Jusuf Nurkic has averaged a double-double in 2018 with 15.4 PPG and 10.9 RPG.
  • Portland has covered the spread a league-leading 68.8 percent of the time while New York is covering just 46.7 percent of the time.

Prop Bets

  • Nurkic Double/Double & Portland Win: [+120] – Once again, Nurkic has averaged a double-double through sixteen games. He and the Trail Blazers should take care of New York easily tonight. This is about your belief in Nurkic. 
  • Lillard: First Basket [+550] – Why not? Lillard is currently having the best season of his career and he's been responsible for running this offense. Anything can happen off a tip-off, but if the Blazers win it, expect Lillard to at minimum touch the ball. 

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