Monday, February 27, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 34-24. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 108.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 24-35. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -3.3.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Carmelo Anthony averages 23.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Rose averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Toronto averages 108.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.24 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
New York averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.25 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 113.4 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-25-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-26-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-29-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-28-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/25/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
02/25/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring out indefinitely
02/24/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York +3.5
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