New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The New York Knicks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 9 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 23-32. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 103.8 points per contest while giving up 105.5 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 37-16. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.4 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-27-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-27-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 29-24-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
02/07/18 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Shin is "?" Thursday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tim Hardaway averages 16.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.64 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.3 per game. The Knicks allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.77. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Raptors surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 16th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. New York is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 28th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +9
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