15* NBA Friday Bounce-Back BLOWOUT on New York Knicks Money Line -111
New York vs. Toronto,
02/22/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 98 - 100
Money Line: -113 New York
The New York Knicks come in highly motivated for a victory Friday night. The Knicks are enduring their second three-game slide and their lead atop the Atlantic Division has been cut to one game over Brooklyn. They have not lost four straight all season, and they aren't about to tonight.
The third straight loss was an embarrassing 125-91 setback at Indiana on Wednesday. We didn't show up," head coach Mike Woodson said. "They whipped our asses from beginning to end." Off such a bad defeat, there's no question these players will respond tonight.
Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Toronto handed New York the loss that started this three-game skid. The Raptors went into Madison Square Garden and came away with a 92-88 victory on February 13th. Just 10 days later, I look for New York to return the favor by going into Toronto and getting a victory tonight.
This play falls into a system that is 52-22 (70.3%) ATS since 1996. It tells us to bet on any team (NEW YORK) - revenging a straight up loss vs opponent as a home favorite of 7 or more, a good team (60% to 75%) playing a marginal losing team (40% to 49%).
The Raptors had their five-game winning streak snapped with an 82-88 home loss to Memphis on Wednesday. With their momentum coming to a halt, I don't look for them to even show up tonight. The Raptors are 22-46-1 ATS in their last 69 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Roll with the Knicks Friday.