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NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Raptors

New York KnicksToronto Raptors
March 23, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Odds

23-24TEAM RECORD15-32

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Knicks travelling to Toronto Friday to face the Raptors on Friday.

This season the Raptors are 15-32 overall and 26-20-1 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 23-24 and 23-24 ATS. As for the totals, Toronto is 20-25-2 on the OU, and New York is 18-29.

View New York vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Raptors in this one, they're listed as 5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors - Knicks odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 13. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-90 win for the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 16 in the league with 42.1 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 9 with 7.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.1 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was an 82-79 winner on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Knicks grabbed an 82-79 win over the 76ers on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Amar'e Stoudemire at Wells Fargo Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Knicks at Raptors trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of New York's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
Toronto is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games

Next up:
New York home to Detroit, Saturday, March 24
Toronto at Chicago, Saturday, March 24