Toronto Raptors (19-24) vs. New York Knicks (25-19)
January 16, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -3; Over/Under: +221
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The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Toronto Raptors Preview
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.7 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 18.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. O.G. Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Fred VanVleet is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks Preview
The New York Knicks are averaging 114.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 24.1 points and 10.4 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.
Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks Trends
The Raptors are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Raptors last 18 Monday games. The over is 9-3-1 in Knicks last 13 overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Toronto Raptors have been so up and down that they’re hard to trust, and they’re certainly not a team I’m eager to back on the road. The New York Knicks keep finding ways to win, and they’re dominant in the favorite role, where they win by an average of 8.6 points. At home, there’s no excuse for the Knicks here with the early start. I’ll lay the bucket with the home team.