Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Toronto Raptors head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 48-17. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 111.9 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 24-42. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 37-28-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-32-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-36-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 34-31-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/09/18 G Delon Wright Toe is "?" Sunday vs New York
03/09/18 F OG Anunoby Ankle is "?" Sunday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/09/18 G Courtney Lee Personal is probable Sunday vs Toronto
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tim Hardaway has scored 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Enes Kanter averages 14.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.8 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.9 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.55 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 103.4 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 21st in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.9. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15. The Knicks give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Knicks are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 9th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -8.5
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