New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Knicks money line -150
Knicks spread -2.5 (-110)
Raptors money line +115
Raptors spread +2.5 (-110)
Over / under 219.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  New York Knicks Toronto Raptors
Record 25-19 19-24
Home / road record 11-11 5-13
Streak W3 L1
Points per game 114.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 111.00
Rebounds per game 47.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.00 43.00
Over / under record 21-21-2 22-20-1
 

Preview

The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors will meet again at the Madison Square Garden on Monday night. These teams already faced each other twice so far this season and they're tied 1-1.  

 

New York Knicks

The Knicks get here with a 25-19 record overall and are 11-11 at home so far ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 2-4 against division opponents. New York is sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing just 111.1 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.

Julius Randle is shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 24.4 points, 10 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 44.5% and averaging 17.0 points over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Knicks are 7-3, averaging 113.0 points, 48.6 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points per game.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors get here with a 19-24 record overall and are 5-13 on the road so far ranking 5th in the Atlantic Division. The Raptors are 2-8 against Atlantic Division opponents. Toronto is third in the NBA scoring 17.9 fast break points per game. OG Anunoby leads the Raptors averaging 4.6.

Pascal Siakam is scoring 25.7 points per game and averaging 8.2 rebounds for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Toronto.

In their last 10 games, the Raptors are 4-6, averaging 113.1 points, 41.1 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 9.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against New York.

Toronto are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against New York.

Toronto are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road.

Toronto are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against New York.

New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

New York are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games against Toronto.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Knicks have been on a roll as they have won 7 of their last 8 games and playing very good defense allowing an average of 103.6 points per game on that strecht. Toronto has struggled lately and aren't playing good on the road where they lost by an average of 5 points. The Knicks get here in better shape and have been dominant at home so I'll take the Knicks on this one.

 

PICK: Knicks -2.5 (-110)

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