Portland Trail Blazers To COVER (-9) vs. New York Knicks (-110)
First off, allow me to preface this bet with the fact that the New York Knicks are absolute trash this season. I am not sure why the front office thought this team would be competitive, but apparently, David Fizdale has underwhelmed, considering he’s already been fired about a quarter of the way through the 2019-20 season. So, it would be my honest advice to avoid betting in favor of the Knicks at any point this season. Betting against them, however, is something worth considering. New York is traveling to the West Coast to take on the Trail Blazers tonight, and I’m going with Portland to cover in this one. Not only are the Knicks just 1-9 on the road overall this season, but this game has a little something extra added to it, with a bit of a revenge game for Carmelo Anthony.
From a betting perspective, the Blazers are 2-2 ATS and 4-0 straight-up against the Knicks over the last three seasons. Furthermore, New York is just 38-51 ATS as an underdog and 4-14 ATS in December over the last two seasons. The Knicks are the worst team in the NBA right now, and I expect that to continue tonight. I’m taking the Blazers at home to COVER a nine-point spread.
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