Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 110.4 points per contest while giving up 103.5 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 9-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per contest and giving up 103.6, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 10-6-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/19/17 G Norman Powell Hip is "?" Wednesday vs New York
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 27.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Enes Kanter averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 110.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.88 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.4 per game. The Raptors allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 17th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.13. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Knicks surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Toronto is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
New York is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The Knicks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +3.5
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