raptors vs knicks nba betting prediction

NBA: Toronto Raptors vs Knicks Prediction 1/20/2024

The Toronto Raptors (16-26) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (25-17) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. 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 Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Raptors vs Knicks

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Bulls with a final score of 116-110. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Raptors couldn’t cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 226 points was below the over/under line of 228.5.

As they prepare to face the Knicks, the Raptors are 16-26 and are below .500. In Eastern Conference games, the Raptors are 10-19 and have a 6-7 record in non-conference games.

Toronto has an overall ATS record of 21-21 for the season so far. As the favorite this season, Toronto is 7-8 vs. the spread while going 14-13 as the underdog.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks took down the Wizards in their most recent game with a final score of 113-109. The start of the second half saw the Knicks in the lead, at 46-45.

In their last three games, the Knicks have gone 2-1 and have an overall record of 25-17. When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, the Knicks are 17-10 compared to 8-7 in non-conference games.

New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 24-18. This season, New York has a 15-9 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 9-9 as underdogs.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

The Raptors come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 115 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are averaging 115 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.5 points per game compared to 112.6 at home.

In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 98.8 possessions per game. When looking at field goal percentage, the Raptors are 10th in the NBA at 48%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 35% of their shots, which is 23rd in the league.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.6% of their games. When it comes to assists, Toronto is 2nd in the league with 29.6 per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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The Knicks come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 114.9 points per game.

At home this season, the Knicks are averaging 113.2 points per game (23rd) compared to their overall average of 114.9 points per game (17th). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Knicks are 13th in three-point attempts per game (35.5) and have made an average of 13.2 threes per game (12th). Overall, they are 23rd in field goal percentage (46%).

Heading into this game, the Knicks are 27th in pace at 96.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league with an average of 24 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

Defensively, the Raptors come into today’s game ranked 18th in the NBA at 116.3 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 10th in the league over their last three games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Raptors are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 11th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 19th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.8 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.5% and allowing 36.0% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Raptors And Knicks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to RJ Barrett as the primary point contributor for the Raptors, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 6/14 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 18.8 points per game, in addition to 5 rebounds.

As for New York, Jalen Brunson is projected to be the primary scorer for the Knicks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 25, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.2 points per game.

Raptors vs Knicks Trends

  • Toronto has a 0-3 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 121 points per game while allowing 134. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 119 points per game in these contests.
  • The last five games that Toronto was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Knicks have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction

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 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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