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New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors - 2/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +12 -- Over/Under: 216.5
TV Channel
MSG, TSN
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The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Toronto Raptors look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.3 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last eight road games.

The New York Knicks are still looking for their first victory since January 4. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists while Kevin Knox is averaging 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 10 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.

The Raptors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 38-18 ATS in their last 56 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 10-1 in Knicks last 11 overall. The under is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 overall.

The New York Knicks come into this game losing their last five games by an average of 16 points while shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. The Knicks are just 8-17 ATS at home this season and are losing by an average of 14.8 points this season when a double-digit underdog. The Raptors have been a little shaky recently, but they are better with their recent trade and have won five of the last is meetings against the Raptors, and all five of those wins came by double digits. There's better options on the board, but I'll eat the big number if forced to play.

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -12

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