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Knicks Have Dropped Seven Straight to Raptors

While the Boston Celtics and their impressive winning streak are grabbing all of the headlines in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors have quietly been playing some excellent basketball of late. Toronto will look to keep up its winning ways when the New York Knicks travel to Canada on Friday.

MyBookie opened the Raps as 8-point home favorites with a total of 217.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games after consecutive ATS wins.
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of the Raptors' last 21 games as favorite.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Knicks' last 10 games on the road against the Raptors.

The Raptors have scored at least 119 points in each of their wins during a 4-1 SU stretch, with the lone setback coming against the Celtics on Sunday. Toronto won both ends of a back-to-back at Houston and at home vs New Orleans while scoring an average of 127 points in those contests. The Dinos have long dominated the Knicks, winning each of their previous seven vs New York.

The post-Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony era in New York is clearly off to a good start. The Knicks have won eight of their last 11 heading into this one with seven of those wins coming at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks were ridiculed for signing Tim Hardaway Jr. to a massive offer sheet in the offseason but the former Atlanta Hawk has proven his worth so far thanks to averages of 17.8 points and 3.1 assists per game while hitting a massive 3-point to lift his team to a 106-101 win over Utah on Wednesday.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry struggled with his shot at the start of the year but has seemingly found his groove over the last few weeks. The veteran was shooting 37.6 percent from the floor as of November 5 but has hit at a 48.3 percent clip while averaging 18 points in five games since.

Toronto has flat-out dominated divisional opponents at home over the years, evidenced by the Raptors going 16-0 SU against Atlantic Division foes north of the border.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Toronto Raptors as -8-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 215 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 110-105 victory for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New York Knicks have seen them go 8-6 and 9-5 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 9-5 and 8-6 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Raptors are 8-6, while the New York Knicks are 7-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New York injuries news.

The Raptors - Knicks betting odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Toronto is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the New York Knicks sit at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense (111.36 PPG) against a New York Knicks defense that ranks No. 11 at 104.64 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 48.15% from the field per game, more than the New York Knicks have managed so far this NBA season (47.78% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points leading the Knicks to a 106-101 victory over Utah at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Toronto on Wednesday, leading the Raptors to a 125-116 victory over New Orleans at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New York is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
  • New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Los Angeles, Monday, November 20th
Toronto home to Washington, Sunday, November 19th