Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks Free Pick 01/24/20

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The New York Knicks (12-33) will attempt to snap the five-game winning streak of Toronto when they welcome the Raptors (30-14) to Madison Square Garden. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 215.5 points with Toronto opening as a 7.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 24, 2020, and it can be seen on CTV Sportsnet Toronto.

Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks Betting Preview

The Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers in their last outing, 107-95, covering as 6.5-point favorites. With 18 points and 15 rebounds, Toronto’s Pascal Siakam had a solid game. Toronto played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.8 (below their season average of 22.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.541 (above their season average of 0.529). Philadelphia recorded marks of 15.1 and 0.488, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to score 202 points, which finished under the O/U total of 215.

In the Knicks’ last game, they were beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers, 100-92, but they did cover as 11.5-point underdogs. With 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Julius Randle had a good game for New York. Los Angeles had a free throw rate of 0.232 (above their season average of 0.195). New York, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (28.9 vs. 24.4). Combined, the two squads scored 192 points, which was well under the projected point total of 223.5.

These two clubs have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined for 224 points, which was over the projected point total of 210. The Raptors won 126-98, covering as 10-point favorites. The Raptors dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.6 and a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.601. For those same stats, the Knicks were 15.4 and 0.443, respectively. Siakam was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points.

Of Toronto’s 44 games, 23 have finished over the O/U total, while 27 of New York’s 45 games have finished under the O/U total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Raptors have a clear advantage. They are 30-14 SU and 24-19-1 ATS, while the Knicks are 12-33 SU and 22-22-1 ATS.

New York might have difficulty scoring as they face off against one of the league’s best defenses. Toronto ranks second in defensive efficiency while the Knicks rank 28th in offensive efficiency.

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks Free Prediction

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Raptors, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Notes:

The Raptors rank seventh in three pointers attempted per game (36.2) while the Knicks rank 26th (30.0).

Toronto ranks second in steals per game (8.6) while New York ranks 17th (7.6).

New York averages 46.1 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Toronto ranks 25th in rebounds allowed per game (46.8).

Toronto averages 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. New York ranks 17th in blocks allowed per game (5.1).

Toronto is 11-9-1 ATS on the road, while New York is 10-11-1 ATS at home.

The Raptors have 11 unders and 10 overs in 21 road games.

The Knicks have 15 unders and 7 overs in 22 home games.

In games where they allow less than 100 points, Toronto is 12-3 and New York is 4-2.

When reaching the century mark, the Raptors are 28-9 and the Knicks are 11-20.

The Raptors rank second in points off turnovers per game (20.2) while the Knicks rank 20th (16.4).

Toronto ranks third in fast break points per game (17.8) while New York ranks 29th (10.0).

The Knicks average 14.4 second chance points per game, which ranks fifth in the league. The Raptors rank 25th in second chance points allowed per game (14.0).

The Raptors rank 18th in points in the paint per game (47.0) while the Knicks rank 26th (45.0).

Toronto ranks ninth in assists per game (25.5) while New York ranks 29th (21.1).

Bettings Trends:

New York is 3-2 ATS with 5 unders in its last five games.

Across its last five games, Toronto is 4-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.

The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 8.0 for the season.

During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 124.2 points per game (12.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 111.2 points per game (5.3 above their season average).

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