Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+2)
The New York Knicks (33-27) play the Toronto Raptors (25-34) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. New York opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 216.5.
The Toronto Raptors faced off with the Brooklyn Nets and went home with a win by a final score of 114-103 in their last game. Toronto ended having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 90) and converted 18 out of their 47 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Raptors converted 18 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 48 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the field on 36 of 91 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 19 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Brooklyn collected 50 boards (12 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished the contest at 78.3% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of 23 tries. They buried 13 out of their 41 shots from long range.
Pascal Siakam is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He scored 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He played for 37:33 mins and grabbed 9 rebounds. Siakam shot 52.6% from the field and earned 6 dimes. Another guy that came through in the matchup for the Raptors was OG Anunoby. He snagged 3 rebounds in 34:55 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field in the game by shooting 8-of-14 (25 points). When the game finished, Anunoby collected 1 assist.
Toronto heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 25-34 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Toronto is collecting 41.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,423 assists on the season, which has them ranked 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Raptors are hitting 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (875 of 2,358) and 82.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.0 points per game (17th in basketball) while hitting 44.9% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. The Raptors defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.6% (965 of 1,173) and they relinquish 45.9 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 26th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,525 conceded for the season. They give up 37.6% on 3-pointers and they are 13th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.2).
When they last played, the New York Knicks took home the win by a final score of 137-127 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks were able to pull down 41 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in this matchup. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Hawks had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a clip of 80.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, New York converted 19 out of their 35 attempts (54.3%). Overall, the Knicks ended up shooting 49 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 53.8%. The Knicks allowed the Hawks to make 49 of 102 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.0% in the game. They wrapped up this game 35.3% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 34 and ended up going 17 of 24 at the charity stripe (70.8%). With respect to team rebounding, New York allowed Atlanta to snag 41 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Julius Randle pitched in for the Knicks for this game. He made 11 of 21 in the matchup for a rate of 52.4%, and had 11 rebounds. Randle recorded 40 points in his 40:49 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for the game. An additional guy who came through for New York was Reggie Bullock. He ended up finishing with 4 assists in 40:14 minutes played, and he put in 6 of 11 from the floor. Bullock wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the floor as well as earning 18 points and 3 total rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 33-27 so far this year. The Knicks are responsible for committing 20.6 personal fouls every game and they go 77.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21.3 times per game (29th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per game. New York has tallied 6,400 pts this year (106.7 per game) and they pull in 45.7 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Knicks are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Knicks are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.7. They have forced 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (1st in basketball). The New York defense gives up 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (715 of 2,128) and opponents are connecting on 75.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.3 assists and 43.7 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 5th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+2)
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