The NBA is back in action today as the Toronto Raptors will clash with the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, NY.
The Raptors are heading into this game after a 119-101 win over the Hawks. On the other side, the Knicks lost against the Pistons with a score of 120-103.
Toronto Raptors Form
The Raptors are playing well this season. Moreover, they have now 3 wins in a row. At the moment, the Raptors are on the 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference with 1.5 games behind the leading Bucks.
Toronto got some reinforcement and the most significant is the signing of Marc Gasol. It will be a great addition for Kahwi Leonard in their quest for glory this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Raptors score an average of 114 points per game. Therefore, this is the 6th best record in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 45.1 boards per nigh combined with 24.4 dimes per contest.
On the defensive side of the game, Toronto is conceding an average of 108.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 11th spot in the league in scoring defence.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks have a terrible season so far. Moreover, they have the worst record in the NBA so far as they are 15.5 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Also, they now have 1 win in their last 9 game. It seems that their season was over a long time ago.
On the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 105.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 25th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.1 boards per game combined with 19.7 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Knicks concede an average of 114.4 points per game. Therefore this record is enough for the 25th spot in the league in scoring defence.
The Raptors are one of the better teams this season. Also, they have very offensive players. They head into this game in a good momentum. On the other side, the Knicks are on a poor run. They might get out of this crisis. However, this is not the game for that. I expect another dominant win for the Raptors in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks on 2/9/2019
is: Take the Toronto Raptors – 275 (money line)
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