New York Knicks (25-22) vs. Toronto Raptors (20-27)
January 22, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors -2; Over/Under: +222.5
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The New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Knicks Betting Preview
The New York Knicks are averaging 114.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 24.4 points and 10.7 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors Betting Preview
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 18.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and O.G. Anunoby is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 26-8 ATS in their last 34 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Raptors are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games. The over is 11-5-1 in Knicks last 17 overall. The over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 overall. The Knicks are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
I’m not running to the window to back either of these up and down teams, but the Raptors did just beat the Knicks last week on the road. You’d think the Raptors would have the edge at home. The New York Knicks continue to be hit or miss, and they do lose in the underdog role by an average of 3.2 points. I’ll take a shot with the Raptors because of home court.