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(11-5) Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks (9-7)
Date: Wednesday November 22
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -4
NBA Betting Total: 212
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Wednesday, November 22 finds Atlantic Division rivals facing each other for the second time in the past week. The Toronto Raptors arrive at the Mecca on a four game win streak and victories in all but one of their past seven games. The New York Knicks boast a respectable 9-7 record with a 6-3 record in their past 9 matches.
Last season, the Raptors swept the Knicks and are on an eight game win streak while also holding the all-time historic matchup 46-40.
The Raptors play seven of their next ten games away from the ACC. Despite the road heavy schedule the Raptors face only two teams with winning records in their next 13 matches, the Knicks and Pacers (twice). This easier section of the schedule coincides with the Raptors All-Star backcourt hitting their stride within the newly designed offense.
DeMar DeRozan ranks second in drives to the basket and third in scoring off those drives. Toronto’s pass heavy offense is offering better shot opportunities for the guard’s patented mid range game and it’s resulting in improved efficiency. But, it’s DeRozan’s overall game the Raptors are benefiting from. In ten of the eleven wins DeRozan has registered four or more assists.
During the four game win streak DeRozan is averaging 26.8 points on 57.3% field goal percent while contributing 7.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals. Likewise, Lowry has figured out how to fit into the new offense without dominating playmaking averaging 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists while shooting 40 percent from deep during the streak.
Norm Powell remains out with a hip pointer and Delon Wright will see a specialist in New York to determine the severity of his shoulder injury.
New York Knicks
Since starting the season with three consecutive losses the Knicks have won nine of their next thirteen games. The Garden has offered a true home court advantage with just three losses; all against top tier teams (Pistons, Rockets and Cavaliers).
Kristaps Porzingis is the catalyst for New York, but is dealing with a sore elbow. Only two teams have successfully contained Porzingis — the Celtics and Raptors. Toronto held him to 13 points on 23.1 percent shooting and four rebounds in their first meeting. His front court mate, Enes Kanter wasn’t much more successful also falling short of his season average.
The Knicks starting frontcourt bounced back in the win over the Clippers with both contributing game highs. Porzingis scored 25 points and Kanter grabbed 16 boards.
The Knicks are masters of the paint. New York allow the fewest opponent defensive rebounds (29.7), total boards (39.8) and opponents score the fewest (38.6) points in the paint. The Raptors took two of those three assets away in Toronto, so look for New York to capitalize on these strengths at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-4 in Knicks last 13 home games.
- Raptors are 9-1 in last 10 head to head
- Raptors are 6-4 ATS in last 10 head to head matchup
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
This matchup has the makings for a trap game based on how well New York performs at the Garden. Uncertainty over the health of Porzingis, Hardaway (ankle) and Ntilikina (illness) also could play a role.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -4
In spite of health issues for both teams the Raptors depth and current hot streak can’t be ignored.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 113 – Knicks 106
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