New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors NBA Game Picks 11/27/2019
Game: New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -10.5
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (12-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the New York Knicks (4-13, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The spread on this contest has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Knicks cover the spread 52.9% of the time, having gone 9-8-0 ATS. Toronto is covering the spread 62.5% of the time, going 10-6-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/25/2019 R.J SF Illness Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/25/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Dewan Hernandez C Thumb Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Serge Ibaka PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Kyle Lowry PG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
11/18/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Marcus Morris averages 19.3 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Pascal Siakam scores 25.7 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Fred VanVleet averages 18.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 38.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 102.0 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 15.3 per game. The Knicks allow 108.6 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 9th in the NBA with 112.9 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.38. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.4. The Raptors are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Raptors give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 48.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 20th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New York is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Toronto is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Raptors are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 6th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -10.5
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