New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The New York Knicks (17-18) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Sunday where they will take on the Toronto Raptors (14-17).
The Knicks faced the Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 94-85 in their last game. New York finished the contest with a 38.3% field goal percentage (31 of 81) and converted 8 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Knicks made 24 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In relation to defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 37.0% from the field on 30 of 81 shooting. Detroit distributed 43 assists and had 19 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Detroit collected 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Detroit ended up going 76.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 17 shots. They also made 12 out of their 35 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Knicks ended up walking away with 14 while the Pistons totaled 17 fouls.
Alec Burks is someone who was a major factor in the game. Burks finished the game shooting 70.6% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. He was on the court for 27 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 12 of 17 shooting.
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New York enters this contest with a record of 17-18 so far this season. They cough up possession 13.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 748 assists on the campaign, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (471 of 1,303) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 105.4 pts per contest (24th in the NBA) while going 43.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are forcing 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 862 conceded on the year. The Knicks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (1,341 of 3,063) and they concede 44.9 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 34.8% on 3-point shots while they are 8th in basketball in PPG allowed (105.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Raptors walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-109 when they faced the 76ers. When discussing team rebounding, Toronto permitted Philadelphia to grab 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 46.7% from distance by connecting on 14 out of 30 and finished the contest at 32 out of 38 at the free throw line (84.2%). The Raptors allowed the 76ers to knock down 34 of their 77 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Raptors went 38 out of 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.7%. When discussing three-point attempts, Toronto knocked down 15 of their 41 attempts (36.6%). They were able to make 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.8%. The 76ers had 8 fouls for the matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Raptors snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 for the matchup.
Chris Boucher ended up being a factor for the Raptors in this game. He buried 10 of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and had 19 rebounds. Boucher tallied 28 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
Toronto has a mark of 14-17 for the campaign. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which is 24th in the league. Toronto has 3,293 points for the year (106.2 per contest) and they pull down 44.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.7 times per game (27th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. The Raptors commit 19.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.4% from the charity stripe.
The Toronto defense gives up 36.0% on three-point shots (393 of 1,093) and their opposition makes 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.2 dimes and 45.1 boards every game, which ranks them 18th and 17th in the league. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 106.7. They are forcing their opponents into 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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