Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Knicks and Raptors. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on TSN, and it’s hosted by the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 217.5 points, and the Raptors are the home favorites against the Knicks in a Atlantic division matchup.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Raptors -2
This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, December 1st.
WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-106 in favor of the Raptors.
- Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can New York Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Today’s matchup sees the Knicks seeking to extend their current two game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 11-7. Throughout their 18 games, the Knicks have posted a 9-4 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 2-3 in non-conference matchups.
In terms of the spread, New York currently holds an ATS record of 11-7, which is above .500. On the road, the Knicks have an ATS record of 6-3, as opposed to a 5-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Knicks offense is coming off a game where they scored 118 points against the Pistons. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 16 threes. Leading the Knicks in scoring vs. the Pistons was Jalen Brunson with his 42 points. Julius Randle also added 29 points for the Knicks.
Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 16.7% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 105.4 points per game allowed.
For the season, New York is ranked 29th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 18.9 free-throws per game vs. the Knicks and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.8%.
Can the Toronto Offense Score Enough at Home?
So far this season, the Raptors have a record of just 9-10, as they look to pick up a win over the Knicks. In away games this season, the Raptors have put together a 3-6 record, whereas they have a 6-4 record when playing at home.
Toronto has an overall ATS record of 11-8 as they come into today’s game. Currently, the Raptors have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 8-6 against the spread as underdogs.
The Raptors offense is coming off a game in which they scored 112 points vs. the Suns. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.2% while connecting on 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Raptors have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 21st in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 28th in percentage and 23rd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 112.2 points per game.
The Raptors defense is coming off a game in which they held the Suns offense to just 45.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 105 points to Phoenix.