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(8-6) New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors (9-5)
Date: Friday November 17
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -8
NBA Betting Total: 215
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With Boston on top the Atlantic Division is the only one in the NBA with four team with winning records. That is in part thanks to the success the Knicks are having since parting ways with Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks are not a title contender but they might be a playoff team. To secure that kind of positioning they are going to have to beat some good teams and win some on the road.
Toronto is feeling good off of back to back victories on the road in which they averaged 127 points. This team is trying to adapt to playing at a faster pace and having some success.
New York Knicks
The Knicks are off to a nice start and for the first time in while there is an air of optimism around the team. It is refreshing for all of us I think.
Kristaps Porzingis is an enormous talent. The production is finally matching the potential and on a lot of nights he is the best player on the floor. Consistency will determine his place in the NBA pecknig order.
Porzingis is the given for New York but the overall success will depend on how much support he gets from others on a given night. Jarrett Jack and Courtney Lee are hardly a fearsome backcourt duo. That is a deficit against most teams and will be in this matchup.
Top pick Frank Nkilikina has proven he is not ready to be a contributor and is an interesting test case as players developed in Europe are always harder to project.
The Knicks are no longer a joke or a guaranteed win in these kinds of game. They will make the Raptors earn it.
The Raptors came into the season looking to shoot more three and quicken their pace. It hasn’t always been a recipe for success as they need another shooter or two but over the last couple of games the offense has been humming.
They are definitely scoring more overall but the end of the game still looks the same with their focus on the singular shot making talent of DeMar DeRozan.
Toronto has a bench mob, a group of young hungry reserves that influences the game. Due to injuries that group might be a little thin for this one.
Norman Powell is out and they have moved OG Anunoby into the starting lineup and Delon Wright left their last game with a shoulder injury and is questionable. They do not need depth to win this one necessarily but it has been a strength.
Kyle Lowry was one assist away from his second triple double of the season but he is still finding his game. His production is way down but there are lots of matchups with New York that are favourable for him. Toronto should own the perimeter in this one and get the victory.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 7-0-1 in Knicks last 8 road games.
- Under is 5-0-1 in Knicks last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Over is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Over is 10-1 in Raptors last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 home games.
Free New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Toronto’s record may not be significantly better but they have played a tough early schedule and have not spent much time at home thus far.
This is a spot where they should win easily but they could get caught looking ahead to their Sunday game against Washington. Don’t go higher than the current number especially if they are shorthanded.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto -8
The total looks good in this one too. The Raps are hot right now and the Knicks like to push too.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 116 – New York 104
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