In this battle between two squads sitting on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table, the team with the worse record in the league, the New York Knicks (10-44), who have been terrible having won only once in their last twenty-four games, are hosting the second Toronto Raptors (40-16), who on the other hand have lost once in their last 5 games.
Date/Time: 02-09-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: New York Knicks +10
New York Knicks have a 10-44 record (22-31-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have lost 23 of their last 24 matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pistons with a 103-120 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Smith Jr with 21.3 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and a team high 6.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Emmanuel Mudiay with 14.7 ppg and 3.9 dimes per game but he is out with an injury.
Toronto Raptors have a 40-16 record (26-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 119-101 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27.3 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Serge Ibaka with 16.1 ppg and 7.7 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Raptors won at home with a 128-112 score. Knicks have a 4-21 home record, while the Raptors are 18-11 on the road. Raptors are better both offensively, scoring 114 ppg to Knicks’ 105.3 and defensively, allowing 108.4 ppg to Knicks’ 114.5. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 43%) and in 3-pointers (34.5% to 33.6%). Raptors are better both in dimes made (24.4 to 19.7) and in boards grabbed (45.1 to 44), while both teams commit exactly 13.1 turnovers per game. Raptors are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win.
Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Prediction: Toronto Raptors -10 (-109)
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