Sunday, January 15, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The New York Knicks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 18-22. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 26-13. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.2 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 6.6.
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.1 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 6.1 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 28.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Toronto averages 111.2 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 115.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-17-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 20-20-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 24-14-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 26-13-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
01/14/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles expected to miss Sunday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/14/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee probable Sunday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -9.5
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