Thursday, January 28, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The New York Knicks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 22-25 and a road record of 9-15. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. New York is 6-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 30-15 and a home record of 16-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 96.6, good for a point differential of 4.7. Toronto has a division record of 7-1 and a conference record of 21-8. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
New York averages 99.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Toronto averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Raptors allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 97.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15.7 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Raptors score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 18.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 27-20-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 25-21-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-18-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 23-21-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/27/16 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. New York
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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