Raptors vs Knicks predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -7
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (12-33, 5th in the Atlantic Division) host the Toronto Raptors (30-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 24, 2020. New York opens this matchup as 7 point underdogs. The total has been set at 216.5.
The Raptors cover the spread 56.8% of the time, having gone 25-19-0 ATS. New York is covering the spread 51.1% of the time, going 23-22-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry averages 20.0 points per contest in 37.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.5 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Pascal Siakam comes into this game averaging 23.5 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Marcus Morris averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Julius Randle scores 18.8 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 105.9 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Toronto averages 111.9 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 112.0 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest. New York is 28th in the NBA with 104.0 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.0. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.1. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Raptors are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104.4, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
New York is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York +7 and over 216.5 total points
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