Knicks vs. Raptors - 2/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (37-21) at New York Knicks (11-46)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +14 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors face off on Saturday Night at Madison Square Garden in NBA basketball action.
The New York Knicks have the worst record in the NBA at 11-46 but they are coming off of a win on Friday in double overtime in Detroit against the Pistons. Offensively the Knicks are averaging 92.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 101 points and their opponents are shooting 46.2 percent. Langston Galloway leads the Knocks averaging 11.8 points per game. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.2 points, Andre Bergani is averaging 11 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Jose Calderon is averaging 9.1 points. The Knicks are 7-21 at home and 2-8 in their last 10 games.
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The Toronto Raptors are 37-21 this season and in second place in the Eastern Conference standings but they have lost their last four games. The Raptors are averaging 104.4 points per game shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 100.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.7 percent. Kyle Lowry leads Toronto averaging 18 points and 7.0 assists per game. DeMar DeRozen is averaging 17.9 points, Louis Williams is averaging 15.1 points, and Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 11.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Toronto is 16-11 on the road and 4-6 in their last 10 games.
New York is 5-2 against the spread against the NBA Atlantic, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 9-19 against the spread in their last 28 home games. Toronto is 5-12 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 1-5 against the spread following a loss. The underdog is 18-6 against the spread in the last 24 meetings of these two.
The Knicks fought hard on Friday to get the win and the Raptors have been in a tailspin but even so I am going to lay the big number here with Toronto on the road.