At 7:30 ET, the New York Knicks (-975) will take on the Toronto Raptors (+627) in an Eastern Atlantic division matchup. The Knicks are favored by 13 points and have a record of 43-28, which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Raptors have lost 11 straight games and sit at 23-49, 12th in the East.

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and will be televised on TSN. The over/under line for the game is 210 points.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Raptors +13

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 27th.

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 Gary Trent Jr. finishing with Gary Trent Jr. points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.7% and knocking down 7 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for New York?

In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Knicks are 29-15 compared to 14-13 against the West. This season, they are 43-28 overall, which is good for 4th place in the East.

New York has won their last two games and are favored by 13 points today. As the favorite, the Knicks have a record of 31-9 and have gone 25-14 against the spread as the favorite.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 26-44-1, with an average over/under line of 223.1. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 219.6.

In their most recent game, the Knicks defeated the Pistons by a score of 124-99. The O/U line for that game was 211.5, giving the Knicks an ATS win. They were favored by 17 points.

On the road, the Knicks are 19-15 straight up and 19-14 against the spread. Their average scoring differential on the road is +2.3 points per game.

On the season, the Knicks are 22nd in scoring at 111.9 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 113.3 points per contest. In terms of pace, New York is last in the league at 94.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 16th in the league at 36%. Overall, they are 20th in true shooting percentage.

One area where New York has excelled is on the offensive glass, as they are 2nd in the league in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, the Knicks are 29th in the NBA.

So far, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 107.6 points per contest. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.7% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Can Toronto Pull Off a Home Win?

Toronto is currently on an 11-game losing streak and are 23-49 this season. They are 12th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Atlantic Division. In non-conference games, they are 7-21 and 16-28 against other Eastern Conference teams.

This season, the Raptors have been the underdog in 50 of their 72 games. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -8.1 points per game. Today, they are 13-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 23-27 as the underdog.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Nets by a score of 96-88. The O/U line for that game was 218.5, and they were 6.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Toronto has an O/U record of 35-36-1 this season, and their games have averaged 230.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 210, and the Raptors have gone 7 straight games hitting the under.

At home this season, the Raptors are averaging 109.4 points per game (27th) compared to 116.1 on the road (10th). Overall, they are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Toronto is 27th in the league at 35% from beyond the arc. In terms of pace, the Raptors are 13th at 99.2 possessions per game.

So far this year, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Toronto is 16th in the NBA at 47%.

Coming into today’s game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 117.8 points per contest. Most recently, the Raptors’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 96 points to the Nets.