Who’s Playing

Portland @ New York

Current Records: Portland 12-9; New York 10-13

What to Know

This Saturday, the Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.48 points per contest. They will take on the New York Knicks on the road at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at Madison Square Garden. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It was all tied up 57-57 at the half for Portland and the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, but the Trail Blazers stepped up in the second half for a 121-105 victory. Among those leading the charge for Portland was power forward Carmelo Anthony, who had 22 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, New York narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Chicago Bulls 107-103. New York’s power forward Julius Randle did his thing and shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points, six assists and six rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Portland is expected to win a tight contest. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 8-3 ATS in away games but only 10-11 all in all.

The Trail Blazers came out on top in a nail-biter against the Knicks in the teams’ previous meeting last month, sneaking past 116-113. The rematch might be a little tougher for Portland since the team won’t have home-court advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
  • TV: MSG Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Trail Blazers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Portland have won eight out of their last 11 games against New York.

  • Jan 24, 2021 – Portland 116 vs. New York 113
  • Jan 01, 2020 – New York 117 vs. Portland 93
  • Dec 10, 2019 – Portland 115 vs. New York 87
  • Jan 07, 2019 – Portland 111 vs. New York 101
  • Nov 20, 2018 – Portland 118 vs. New York 114
  • Mar 06, 2018 – Portland 111 vs. New York 87
  • Nov 27, 2017 – Portland 103 vs. New York 91
  • Mar 23, 2017 – Portland 110 vs. New York 95
  • Nov 22, 2016 – New York 107 vs. Portland 103
  • Mar 01, 2016 – Portland 104 vs. New York 85
  • Dec 12, 2015 – New York 112 vs. Portland 110