Sunday, April 10, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 53-26 and a road record of 22-17. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. Toronto is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 36-13. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 32-48 and a home record of 18-22. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of -2.6. New York has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 21-29. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.4 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Toronto averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
New York averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 100.6 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 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks score 99.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.4 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 42-36-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 42-35-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 43-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 34-45-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Knicks Injuries
04/09/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Shoulder doubtful Sunday vs. Toronto
04/05/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out for season
04/01/16 PG Jose Calderon Quad out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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