Looking at an opportunity for a player pick in this game between New York and Portland.
NY Knicks v POR Trailblazers – Aldridge Over 22.5 points @ 1.85 (888Sport) – 2.5 points
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game against the New York Knicks who are struggling, and will know that bulk of the scoring will depend on him especially with Lillard nursing a finger injury.
Aldridge takes a high volume of shots, on average 20 shots per game and he makes around 9 of them; which is around 18 points that you can almost certainly count in the bag for him especially taking a poor defensive Knicks team that will see young Acy or Smith defending against him. Aldridge plays a lot of post up action and is able to drive to the hoop and get fouled thus taking around 5 free throw attempts per game, knocking around 4.
So 22 points is in line with pretty much what he has been averaging recently. If you take his scoring effort, volume of shots, dependence on the Blazers on him, adding to the fact that Lillard might not make a lot of points; will rely on him to easily lift this team and score over 22 points.