New York Knicks (4-8) at Toronto Raptors (11-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -13.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks travel to the Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.
The New York Knicks have been in decent form as they’ve split their last six games and they will be looking for a second straight road win after beating the Hawks by 112-107 on Wednesday. Tim Hardaway Jr. made 16 of 20 from the free-throw line to finish with a team-high 34 points, Enes Kanter added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench while Frank Ntilikina chipped in with 14 points in 23 minutes before getting fouled out. As a team, the Knicks shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the three-point line as they escaped with the narrow victory after leading by as many as 16 points late in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have won 11 of their first 12 games and they will be aiming for a sixth straight win after taking down the Kings in a 114-105 road win on Wednesday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 25 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam chipped in with 21 points on eight of 11 shooting while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points and eight assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the three-point line as they made light work of the Kings after taking a 13-point lead going into halftime.
Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record. The Raptors are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings, the Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Toronto.
The Raptors successfully completed a four-game road trip where they won each game by an average of 11.2 points and now they return home where they’re still undefeated. The Knicks have found a bit of form lately but they were hardly convincing in their win over the lowly Hawks so I don’t think we’ll see an upset here. The spread is quite hefty but the Raptors have covered in each of the last four meetings in Toronto and I think they make it five straight with a blowout here.