New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3/27/2024

The New York Knicks (43-28) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (23-49) on Wednesday, March 27th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on TSN. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Knicks bested the Pistons with a score of 124-99. In addition to their straight-up win, the Knicks also covered the spread as -17-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 211.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

As we get ready for today’s game, the Knicks will be focused on extending their two game winning streak. So far this season, the Knicks are 43-28 overall. When playing on the road, the Knicks are 19-15 compared to their 24-13 record at home.

Against the spread, New York have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 39-31 ATS. This season, New York has a 25-14 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 14-17 when playing as underdogs.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Toronto’s most recently played the Nets and lost with a final score of 96-88. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 49-45, the Raptors picked up the win.

With a 23-49 record, the Raptors are looking to get a win over the Knicks. At home, the Raptors are 13-23 while going 10-26 on the road.

Toronto currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 32-40 at this point. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 19-17 compared to a 13-23 record vs. the spread at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

The Knicks come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 111.9 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Knicks are below the NBA average in points per game at 111.9 (22nd). However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.3 points per game compared to 110.7 at home.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.8% of their games. They are also on a two-game streak of increased scoring. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the league at 94.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been better from two-point range (52%) than three-point range (36%). Overall, New York is 20th in true shooting percentage.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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Toronto has recorded an average of 112.8 points per game (19th) throughout 72 games games.

At home, the Raptors are averaging 109.4 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in the league with an average of 112.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 13th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 27th in the league with a three-point percentage of 35%. They are also 25th in three-point makes at 11.6 per game. However, Toronto is 5th in the NBA in assists at 29 per game.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 43.1% of their games. When it comes to field goal percentage, Toronto is 16th in the league at 47%. In terms of free throws, they are 23rd in makes at 16.1 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 2nd in the NBA, permitting 107.6 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 4.2 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

At present, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 117.8 points per game. Most recently, the Raptors’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 96 points to the Nets.

Key Players For The Knicks And Raptors

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Brunson to lead the scoring for the Knicks, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/20. This season, he is averaging 27.4 points per game along with 3.6 boards.

As for Toronto, Gary Trent Jr. is projected to be the primary scorer for the Raptors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 13, and adding 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 42.2% and is averaging 13.1 points per contest.

Knicks vs Raptors Trends

  • In their last five road games, New York has averaged 105 points per game while allowing 101 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-1-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Raptors offense has averaged 103 points per game while allowing an average of 112. Toronto posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Knicks have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-0-1 in these scenarios.

Knicks vs Raptors Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +13, the Raptors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 210, and our model predicts the Knicks and Raptors to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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