Blazers vs Knicks Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for Summer League Championship Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
Blazers vs Knicks Game Info
2022 NBA Summer League Game
Portland Trail Blazers (3-1) vs. New York Knicks (3-1)
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center — Las Vegas, NV
It all comes down to this. The Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks meet on Sunday in the NBA Summer League Championship game after both finishing 3-1 in preliminary play. Portland won its last time out, defeating the Houston Rockets 85-77 behind 25 points from leading scorer Keon Johnson.
The Knicks also won their previous game, dispatching the Orlando Magic 102-89 on Thursday. Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride combined for 45 points, and each of New York's five starters recorded double-digit point totals.
Blazers vs Knicks Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: POR: (+136) | NYK: (-166)
Spread: POR: +3.5 (-110) | NYK: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 174.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Knicks enter this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 2 p.m. ET clash is also tied for the highest total of Sunday's six-game slate.
Blazers vs Knicks Prediction & Pick
It's no surprise to see these two teams, led by their second-year players, in the championship. New York has scored at will in Summer League, posting 100-plus points in three of their four contests. The Blazers have been a nightmare on the other end thanks to the big man pairing of Trendon Watford and Greg Brown III, holding opponents to 78 points or fewer in every game.
Portland showcased its defensive prowess when these squads met last Monday, slowing New York's offense down to a Summer League-low 77 points and grabbing a double-digit win. With Johnson (17.3PPG) leading things on offense, the Blazers have the talent on both ends of the court to pose problems for a Knicks team that's mostly beat up on lesser competition.
I'll take Portland on the moneyline (+136) to pull off the upset win.
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