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Knicks vs Raptors Betting Preview

Toronto RaptorsNew York Knicks
Jan 2, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Odds


The Knicks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Raptors pay a visit to Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

The Knicks are 2-2 so far on the season, and 1-3 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 2-2 and the Raptors go 2-2 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Knicks and the No. 15-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-91 result in favor of the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 16-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.8 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 41.3% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 102-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Andrea Bargnani went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Orlando defeated Toronto, 102-96 at Amway Center.

New York won its last outing, a 114-92 result against the Kings on December 31. The Knicks covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Knicks and Kings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacramento was handed a 114-92 defeat on Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Raptors at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New York
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 10 games at home
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 13 games

Next up:
Toronto home to Cleveland, Wednesday, January 4
New York home to Charlotte, Wednesday, January 4