Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks - 1/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (22-25) at Toronto Raptors (30-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks invade the Air Canada Center to take on the Toronto Raptors tonight.
The Knicks will be eager to snap a three-game skid tonight after falling to the Thunder in a 128-122 overtime loss on Tuesday. Langston Galloway led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench, Derrick Williams added 19 points while Arron Afflalo had 17, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Thunder who were led by a season-high 44 points from Kevin Durant and a near triple-double from Russell Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony sat out the game with soreness in his left knee but is a real chance to suit up for tonight's game.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors will be gunning for a franchise-record 10th straight win tonight after making light work of the Wizards in a 106-89 rout on Tuesday. Kyle Lowry dominated with 29 points, DeMar DeRozan had a quiet game of 17 points while Terrence Ross had 15 points off the bench as the Raptors pulled away from the Wizards with a dominant 53-39 second half to keep their win streak alive. Toronto is now 30-15 on the season overall and 16-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team above .600, while the Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Knicks are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings in Toronto.
Anthony has confirmed that he will sit out this game which is a major loss for the Knicks, so I'm sticking with the red-hot Raptors to extend their winning streak and get the cover at home where they've been hard to beat all season.