New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Air Canada Centre
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The New York Knicks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 9-5. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.4 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 9-5-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder left last game, is "?" Friday vs. New York
11/16/17 G Norman Powell Hip is "?" Friday vs. New York
Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 28.9 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kyle Lowry averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 106 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.36 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 16.1 per game. The Knicks allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 2nd in the league with 111.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.57. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Raptors are 20th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Raptors surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. New York is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Toronto is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Raptors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 13th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -8
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks