Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+2.5)
The New York Knicks (26-27) host the Toronto Raptors (20-32) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The spread on this game has New York as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 217.
The Toronto Raptors faced the Chicago Bulls and took a loss by a final of 122-113 in their last game. Toronto finished with a 43.3% FG percentage (42 out of 97) and converted 11 of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Raptors converted 18 of 22 tries for a rate of 81.8%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 41 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 19 assists in the game in addition to creating 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When talking about defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 54.0% from the field on 47 of 87 shooting. Chicago distributed 35 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, Chicago collected 49 rebounds (12 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Chicago finished shooting 88.9% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of 18 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 30 tries from distance.
Chris Boucher is a player who came through for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 38 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 36:07 minutes and collected 19 rebounds. Boucher finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Raptors was Pascal Siakam. He snagged 8 rebounds in 38:18 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the field in this contest via 10-of-17 (27 points). When all was said and done, Siakam totaled 1 assist.
Toronto will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 20-32 on the year. They cough up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Toronto is pulling in 41.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,268 assists this season, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Raptors are shooting 36.8% on shots from downtown (774 of 2,103) and 82.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.9 points per game (18th in the league) while going 44.6% from the field. On defense, the Raptors are able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 28th in the league in allowing assists with 1,371 conceded for the year. The Raptors are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (861 of 1,056) and they relinquish 46.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 37.6% from 3-point land and they rank 16th in the league in opponents PPG (111.8).
The last time they took the court, the New York Knicks went home victorious with a score of 133-129 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 48 in this contest. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Grizzlies were called for 27 personal fouls for this game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to bury 29 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.9%. Regarding three-point attempts, New York knocked down 14 of 32 tries (43.8%). Overall, the Knicks ended up shooting 45 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 46.9%. The Knicks permitted the Grizzlies to bury 47 of their 94 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% for this game. They shot 46.7% from distance by shooting 14 out of 30 and finished the contest at 21 of 34 at the charity stripe (61.8%). Concerning cleaning the glass, New York allowed Memphis to collect 43 in all (10 offensive).
RJ Barrett was important for the Knicks in this contest. He converted 7 of 13 for the contest for a rate of 53.8%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Barrett had 20 points in his 33:33 mins of playing time and tallied 2 assists for the contest. Another guy that played a role for New York was Julius Randle. He finished with 11 dimes in his 38:11 mins played, and he converted 4 of 12 from the floor. Randle finished going 33.3% from the field while also notching 15 points and 10 rebounds.
New York has a record of 26-27 this year. New York has scored 5,586 pts on the campaign (105.4 per contest) and they grab 45.6 rebounds per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.9% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in the league. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per game (29th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per contest. The Knicks are ranked 1st in the NBA in points given up per game with 104.5. The New York defense surrenders 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (637 of 1,885) and their opponents are knocking down 75.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 23.0 dimes and 43.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 5th and 13th in the league. They are able to force 12.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+2.5)
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