New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -13.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and six assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost each of their last six road games.
The Toronto Raptors could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 home games. The under is 20-7 in Knicks last 27 overall.
The Toronto Raptors just lost to the Detroit Pistons for the third time this season and continue to deal with injuries to key players, including Lowry, who is questionable for this contest. The New York Knicks are fresh off a feel good win over the Lakers and have been a lot more competitive in the second half of the season. The Raptors are just 8-15 ATS this season when a favorite of nine or more points. I don't want to back the Knicks as much as the next guy, but I have to take the boatload of points if forced to pick this contest.