New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)

NY +7.5, O/U 215.5

The Toronto Raptors travel to New York, NY on Friday for a game against the Knicks in a matchup of teams from the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by the score of 107-95.  Fred VanVleet led the Raptors in scoring on the night with 22 points while shooting 8 of 17 from the field and 0 of 1 from the free throw line.  VanVleet also led Toronto in assists on the night with 8 while playing 38 minutes in the game.  Pascal Siakam was the leading rebounder on the night for the Raptors as he pulled in a total of 15 boards, including 2 coming offensively.    

After the win against Philadelphia, Toronto is now 30-14 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.  Pascal Siakam has been the leading scorer this season for Toronto as he has averaged 23.5 points per game on the year.  Serge Ibaka has been the leading in rebounding this year for the Raptors as he has pulled in an average of 8.4 rebounds per game, including an average of 2.1 coming offensively.  Kyle Lowry has led Toronto in assists this season with an average of 7.5 assists per game on the year.  The Raptors enter Friday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Dewan Hernandez is out, while Oshae Brissett and Patrick McCaw are listed as day to day. 

The New York Knicks welcome the Toronto Raptors to town on Friday after losing their last game to the Los Angeles Lakers by the score of 100-92.  Marcus Morris Sr. was the main contributor for the Knicks as he led New York in points, scoring a total of 20 while shooting 7 of 16 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.  Mitchell Robinson led New York in rebounds with a total of 12 in the game with 2 coming offensively.  Elfrid Payton led the Knicks in assists with 9 while playing 32 minutes in the game against the Lakers. 

With the loss against the Lakers, the Knicks are now 12-33 on the season and are currently in 5th place, which is last in the Atlantic Division.  Marcus Morris Sr. has led the Knicks in points per game this season as he has scored 19.1 per game.  Julius Randle has also been a big contributor for the Knicks this season as he has recorded 9.2 rebounds per game which currently leads the Knicks. Randle also leads New York in assists per game this season as is averaging 3.3 per game.  The Knicks enter Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The Toronto Raptors have scored an average of 111.9 points per game this season while allowing 105.9 points per game.  The New York Knicks have scored 104 points per game on the year while allowing 112 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Raptors are 5-0 while the Knicks are 1-4.  The Raptors won the first matchup between these two teams this season by the score of 126-98 in a game played in Toronto.  Toronto is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games. New York is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games. The total has gone under in 4 of New York's last 5 games. New York is 1-7 in their last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto.  I will be going with the Raptors to win this one.  Toronto wins 112-102 and covers the spread. 

Travis’s Pick Toronto Raptors -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.