The Knicks will host the Raptors at Madison Square Garden in a divisional matchup. New York is currently favored by 7.5 points and has won two straight games. The over/under line for this game is set at 228 points.
This game will tip off at 7:30 ET and can be seen on MSG. Toronto is currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-26, while the Knicks are 5th in the East at 25-17.
Toronto Raptors Preview
Today, the Raptors are 16-26 overall and are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are 5th. As the road team, Toronto is 6-15, and they are 11-10 against the spread on the road.
Toronto’s O/U record for the season is 23-18-1, and their games have averaged 231.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 228, and the team has gone under the total in their last three games.
In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Bulls by a score of 116-110. The O/U line for that game was 228.5, and Toronto was a 2-point underdog going into the game.
This season, the Raptors have been the underdog in 27 of their 42 games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 14-13, and their ATS record on the road is 11-10.
Overall, the Raptors have an ATS record of 21-21, and they are 14-13 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 7.5 points against the Knicks.
The Raptors are 16th in the league in scoring at 115 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 117.5 points per game (8th).
Toronto is 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 10th in two-point shooting at 55%.
So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league.
At present, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 18th, allowing 116.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.0% and 38.1% from three-point territory.
New York Knicks Preview
This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 18-23-1, and their games have averaged 225.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228, and the team’s last four games have gone under the posted total.
In terms of their ATS record, the Knicks are 24-18 this season, including a record of 11-7 at home and 13-11 on the road. As the favorite, they are 15-9 against the spread and have covered in two straight games.
New York’s last game was a 113-109 win over the Wizards. The Knicks were favored by 12 points in that game, and they improved their record to 25-17 on the season.
The Knicks are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference and have won two straight games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 17-10 compared to 8-7 against the West.
So far this season, the Knicks are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Today, they are favored by 7.5 points and have a 18-6 record as the favorite. As the favorite, they have won their last two games.
At home, the Knicks are averaging 113.2 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in the league in scoring at 114.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 23rd in the league at 46%. So far, the Knicks have made 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 12th in the NBA.
When it comes to pace, New York is 27th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the NBA. So far, the Knicks have made 19 free throws per game, which is 9th in the league.
Overall, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games. In their last four games, they have scored less than their season average. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 23rd in the NBA at 52%. At home, the Knicks are 5th in offensive rebounds.
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.8 points per game. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.
Last season, the Raptors and Knicks did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Knicks have the leg up at 2-1. The Knicks also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 243 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. The last three times, the Raptors have matched up against the Knicks on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Knicks vs. Raptors in New York
Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Raptors as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228, and our model predicts the Raptors and Knicks to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Raptors +7.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 228