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Raptors open as NBA underdog vs Knicks

Toronto RaptorsNew York Knicks
March 20, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Odds

15-30TEAM RECORD21-24

Madison Square Garden features an NBA battle between the host New York Knicks and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Tuesday.

This season the Knicks are 21-24 overall and 21-24 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 15-30 and 26-18-1 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 18-27 on the OU, and Toronto is 20-23-2.

View Toronto vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Knicks) and the No. 24 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-91 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 16-rated squad against Toronto's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 8 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toronto was a 107-103 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jerryd Bayless went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Charlotte defeated Toronto, 107-103 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New York won its last outing, a 102-88 result against the Pacers on March 17. The Knicks covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York earned a 102-88 victory over Indiana on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jeremy Lin at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Toronto home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 21
New York at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 21

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