Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks Basketball Betting Tips 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 40-16. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 114.0 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-43. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.4 points per contest and give up 114.4, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 25-29-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 30-25-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-28-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/08/19 SF Kawhi Leonard Knee is questionable Saturday vs New York
02/08/19 C Marc Gasol Acquired is questionable Saturday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/06/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Friday vs Detroit
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.3 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Dennis Smith averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Kevin Knox averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Toronto averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 114.4 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. New York is 25th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Raptors are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 7th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. 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 10th in the NBA. Toronto is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
New York is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 113.8, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 28th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -9.5
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