Knicks at Raptors - 1/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (22-24) at Toronto Raptors (29-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, TSN
The New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors meet Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The New York Knicks need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.9 points and 1.8 assists. Derrick Williams is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing four assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games. Carmelo Anthony is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Toronto Raptors look to build on their impressive nine-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23 points and 4.5 rebounds while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 12.4 points and 9.3 rebounds. Luis Scola is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 10 home games. Kyle Lowry is questionable with a wrist injury.
The Knicks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Raptors are rolling right now and the Knicks struggle on the road, especially when Melo is banged up. Give me Toronto by double digits.