NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Raptors
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Odds
New York pays a visit to Toronto on Friday, hoping to send the Raptors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.
This season the Raptors are 22-33 overall and 29-25-1 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 32-19 and 26-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 27-28 on the OU, and New York is 24-25-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Raptors in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 194.5 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-97 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 23 in the league with 41 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 1 with 10.9 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 98.2 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, New York was a 125-91 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York was run off the court by the Pacers on Wednesday as Indiana blasted them 125-91 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Toronto lost its last outing, an 88-82 result against the Grizzlies on February 20. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Alan Anderson scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 88-82 to Memphis at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday).
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Knicks at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against New York
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
New York home to Philadelphia, Sunday, February 24
Toronto home to Washington, Monday, February 25