Knicks vs. Raptors - 2/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (35-18) at New York Knicks (24-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, MSG
The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks meet Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The New York Knicks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.2 points and two assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing four assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five straight home games.
The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Knicks continue to be fade material, as they continue to stink up the joint and lose to teams they shouldn't be losing to. The Raptors should wipe the floor with this New York team that's falling fast.