New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/20/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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The New York Knicks, who are just 2-12 on the road this season, will be visiting the Toronto Raptors on Sunday afternoon.
The Knicks and the Raptors played each other for the first time this year last Sunday, when Toronto was able to pull off a 95-90 overtime win in New York. Both teams had over 20 turnovers in that game, but the Raptors had a much better field goal percentage.
Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has now faced the Raptors 24 times in his career, averaging 25.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game against them. Veteran Amar'e Stoudemire has averaged 21 points and eight rebounds against Toronto in his career, while shooting guard Iman Shumpert has scored 5.8 points per game against them in 11 games.
On Friday night, the Raptors were able to win their fifth game in a row when they defeated the Detroit Pistons 110-100 on the road. They did well to take care of the ball in that win, finishing with just eight team turnovers.
Through their first 27 games, the Raptors are one of the top scoring teams in the Eastern Conference by averaging over 107 points per game. Their leading scorer so far this season has been point guard Kyle Lowry, who is averaging 19.4 points and 7.8 assists per game. Center Jonas Valanciunas has made 55.2 percent of his shots and leads the team in rebounding with nine per game.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
New York Knicks are 11-17-0 Against the Spread
New York Knicks are 14-13-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 17-10-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 16-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Knicks
12/19/14 F Amar'e Stoudemire Knee "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
12/19/14 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
12/19/14 G J.R. Smith Heel is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Phoenix
12/13/14 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder out indefinitely
11/23/14 C Andrea Bargnani Hamstring out indefinitely
11/22/14 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
12/20/14 F Landry Fields Head injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. New York
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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