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New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors prediction 1-20-24 Picks

Toronto Raptors (16-26) vs. New York Knicks (25-17)
January 20, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -7.5; Over/Under: +230
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The Toronto Raptors pay a visit to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Knicks Prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in a real slump as they’ve lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling short to the Bulls in a 116-110 loss on Thursday. Scottie Barnes led the team with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 11 of 18 shooting, RJ Barrett added 17 points with six assists while Bruce Brown chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot 50 percent from the field and 10 of 38 from the 3-point line as they clawed their way back from an early 14-point deficit to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, only to score just three points in the final 4:14 to allow the Bulls to run them down in a disappointing finish.

Toronto Raptors Team Facts

  • The Raptors have lost each of their last 13 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Raptors have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine road games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Eight of the Raptors’ last nine games as road underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in great shape as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Wizards in a 113-109 home win on Thursday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 41 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Julius Randle added 21 points with eight rebounds and five assists while OG Anunoby and Donte DiVincenzo scored 19 points each. As a team, the Knicks shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 38 from the 3-point line, but they couldn’t shake off the pesky Wizards and needed a 40-point explosion in the fourth quarter to escape with the gritty win at home.

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have won each of their last 10 games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Knicks have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents following a win.
  • Each of the Knicks’ last six home games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction

The Raptors have struggled to get going all season, but they looked decent in their narrow loss to the Bulls on Thursday with RJ Barrett and Bruce Brown scoring 17 and 15 points respectively. The Knicks come into this meeting as the team in better form, but they were far from convincing in their narrow win over the slumping Wizards who have been getting routed by everyone these days. I’m still not sold on the Raptors’ trade moves, so I’ll stick with the red-hot Knicks to maintain their momentum with another win at home.


Peter Tran's Free Pick: New York -7.5

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