Knicks vs. Raptors - 4/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (53-26) at New York Knicks (32-48)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN-, MSG
The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks meet late Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Toronto Raptors look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.4 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have lost four of their last six road games.
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The New York Knicks have won back-to-back games just once since the month of March. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.9 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six of their last nine home games.
The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games. The underdog is 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
Even if the Raptors are resting key guys, they're still a better team than the Knicks. Especially a Knicks team that's been counting the hours left in the season. While I don't like betting on backups, Toronto should be able to cover this small number.