Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Prediction, 11/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NBA TV
Madison Square Garden is where the New York Knicks (5-1) will play the Toronto Raptors (4-3) on Monday.
The Raptors took the court against the Pacers and notched a win by a score of 97-94 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the game with a 42.4% FG percentage (39 out of 92) and knocked down 11 of their 32 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Raptors converted 8 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 48 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about defense, Toronto allowed 43.2% from the field on 35 of 81 shooting. Indiana recorded 40 dimes and had 25 steals in the game. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Indiana ended up going 68.8% at the free throw line by converting 11 of their 16 attempts. They converted 13 of their 43 tries from 3-point land.
Scottie Barnes is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He walked away with 21 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Barnes walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
Toronto enters this one with a record of 4-3 on the year. The Raptors are shooting 32.5% from downtown (74 of 228) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 103.7 points per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 42.6% from the field. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Toronto is pulling in 48.4 boards per game and has tallied 138 dimes for the season, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 18.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 21st in basketball in allowing assists with 155 conceded on the season. The Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.5% (259 of 582) and they surrender 42.6 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 5th in the league in points per game allowed (99.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks went home victorious with a score of 123-117 when they faced the Pelicans. The Knicks were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 37 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Pelicans earned 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, New York made 19 of 33 attempts (57.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks finished the game shooting 42 out of 81 from the floor which had them sitting at 51.9%. The Knicks permitted the Pelicans to bury 42 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.7% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from three-point range by hitting 11 out of 33 and finished the game at 22 out of 24 at the free throw line (91.7%). In the matter of rebounds, New York permitted New Orleans to collect 31 overall (12 offensive).
RJ Barrett pitched in for the Knicks for this game. He converted 12 out of 18 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Barrett tallied 35 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and added 6 dimes for the contest.
New York has a win-loss mark of 5-1 for the season. New York has accounted for 702 points so far this year (117.0 per game) and they grab 46.0 boards per game. The Knicks are committing 20.3 fouls every game while shooting 72.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Knicks are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the league. They are getting an assist 23.8 times per contest (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per contest. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the league in PPG allowed with 109.8. They have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (5th in the league). The New York defense allows 33.7% on 3-point shots (84 of 249) and opponents are knocking down 83.7% of their foul shots. They surrender 26.5 assists and 46.5 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 27th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks