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NBA Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Prediction 12/11/2023

The Toronto Raptors (9-13) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (12-9) on Monday, December 11th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in Madison Square Garden and televised on MSG. Both the Raptors and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

Raptors vs Knicks

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Toronto’s most recently played the Hornets and lost with a final score of 119-116. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 66-54, the Raptors picked up the win.

Across their last ten games, the Raptors are 4-6 and are 9-13 overall. Within the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are 5-12 compared to a 4-1 mark in non-conference games.

Toronto has an ATS record of 11-11 so far this season which includes their current three game losing streak vs. the spread. This season, Toronto has a 3-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 8-6 as underdogs.

The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Celtics, Jalen Brunson was the top scorer for New York, recording 23 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 50%. RJ Barrett added 23 points, but unfortunately, New York was defeated in the game with a score of 133-123.

With a current record of 12-9, the Knicks are looking to extend their above .500 record in today’s matchup vs. the Raptors. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are in 8th place and are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division.

Against the spread, New York are currently above .500, at 12-9 ATS. This season, New York has a 8-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 4-5 when playing as underdogs.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

Through 22 games games, Toronto is averaging 111 points per game (23rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.8 per contest. Even though they have preferred to slow the game down, the Toronto offense is the 7th ranked team in made field goals per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

The Knicks come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 112 points per game. The Knicks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.4 made 3’s per game. If the New York offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 14th in made free-throws per game.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Raptors defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.9% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 112.8 points per game allowed.

On two point field goal attempts, the Raptors’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.0% and allowing 37.1% from beyond the arc.

Knicks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 23.8% of their games. Currently, they are 3rd in the NBA at 108.7 points per game allowed.

New York’s defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 30th in blocked shots, with an average of 3 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Raptors And Knicks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Pascal Siakam as the primary point contributor for the Raptors, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 7/12 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 20.7 points per game, in addition to 6.9 rebounds.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.6% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 24.8 points per game.

Raptors vs Knicks Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five games at home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 117 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Although the Knicks have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Knicks vs. Knicks game, our recommendation is to take the Raptors at +4. Despite our model showing the Knicks winning 109-106, we like Raptors as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 220.5 and given that our model is projecting 215 points between the teams, we like the under.

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