Raptors vs Knicks Prediction and Odds

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction and Odds

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction and Odds: The Toronto Raptors are expected to win this game as per the bookmarkers but stats predict a close contest.


The New York Knicks (25-22) will look to avoid their fourth straight defeat when they meet the Toronto Raptors (20-27) in the upcoming NBA matchup. The Knicks had a decent campaign till now but they have struggled in recent games. New York is currently in the 7th position in the Eastern Conference. In the last fixture, they faced a 124-129 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Toronto Raptors will look to get back to winning ways when they host the Knicks at Scotiabank Arena in the next game. It has been a frustrating season for the Raptors. They are currently in the 11th position in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors need an impactful winning streak to get into the top 8. They are coming off a 104-106 defeat to the Boston Celtics in the last fixture.

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Raptors vs Knicks Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The New York Knicks have won 4 of the last 5 away games.

The wins came against the likes of the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, and Houston Rockets. They lost to the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks have been pretty good in the away matchups so far, winning 14 out of 23 fixtures.

In the last 5 away games

  • The New York Knicks have scored 114.6 points per game.
  • The New York Knicks have conceded 109.4 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

The Toronto Raptors have won 3 of the last 5 home games.

The Raptors won against Charlotte Hornets (2 games). The defeats came against the likes of the Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks. Overall, Toronto won 14 out of 26 fixtures at home as of now.

In the last 5 home games

  • The Toronto Raptors have scored 116.0 points per game.
  • The Toronto Raptors have conceded 111.8 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

Neither of the sides has the winning momentum on its side. The New York Knicks have the performance advantage considering their away record this season.

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction: Attack and Defense Comparisons

Attack

The New York Knicks are playing with an average of 114.3 points per game. In shooting, their success rate stands at 45.6% for field goals and 33.9% for 3-pointers. The Knicks are rated 115.2 on offense with a rank of 6 in the league.

The Toronto Raptors maintained a scoring rate of 112.5 points per game in the current season. They shot 44.9% from the field and 33.2% from the 3-point line. With an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.7, the Raptors rank 13 in the offense.

The New York Knicks are ahead in the offense as per the stats.

Defense

The New York Knicks have been conceding 112.0 points per game so far. They played with an average of 47.4 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 6.5 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.2. The Knicks rank 14 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.6.

The Toronto Raptors are allowing 112.5 points per game till now. They maintained an average of 42.5 rebounds along with 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game. The Raptors are in the 18th position in the defense with an Adjuted Defensive Rating of 114.4.

The New York Knicks have the upper hand in the defense as well.

Knicks vs Raptors Odds

Spread

  • Toronto Raptors: -2 (-119)
  • New York Knicks: +2 (-119)

Moneyline

  • Toronto Raptors: -141
  • New York Knicks: +105

Win Probability

  • Toronto Raptors: 54%
  • New York Knicks: 46%
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Raptors vs Knicks Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Will the Knicks make a comeback after 3 back-to-back defeats?

New York’s 4-game winning streak in away games ended with a loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the last game. It was a close contest for the first three quarters. The Knicks trailed by just 1 point by the end of three quarters. But they seemed to lose their defensive shape and got outscored 23-37 by Atlanta in the fourth quarter. The Knicks maintained an excellent shooting accuracy of 59.0% from the field and 43.3% from the 3-point line. However, they were outplayed by the Hawks in all the other departments.

Julius Randle led the scoring for the Knicks with 32 points. He also contributed 9 rebounds and 6 assists. R.J. Barrett also looked good with his performance of 23 points with 3 rebounds.

Can the Raptors make it 2-2 against the Knicks this season?

It will be the fourth meeting of these two teams in the current season. The current record stands 2-1 in the favor of New York. The Toronto Raptors faced a narrow defeat by 2 points when they met the Philadelphia 76ers in the last fixture. The Raptors were leading by 4 points at the start of the fourth quarter. But back-to-back 3-pointers by Brown, Pritchard, and Williams put them on the back foot. Toronto gave away 9 points in a row. Trent Jr’s 3-pointer tied the contest at 103-103 with 2:23 left. However, the Celtics held their nerves better in the final moments and the Raptors faced their second consecutive home loss in the defeat.

Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes were the top performers for the Raptors. Both of them added 46 points, 12 rebounds, and 15 assists together.

Knicks vs Raptors Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been 105 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors are ahead with 60 wins, while the New York Knicks have won 45 fixtures.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Raptors and 2 by the Knicks. The previous clash took place in the current season on 16 January 2023. The Toronto Raptors won that game with a score of 123-121 in OT.

Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)

  • Number of home games won by the Toronto Raptors: 1
  • Number of away games won by the New York Knicks: 1
  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 221.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Toronto Raptors: 111.6
  • Average Number of Points scored by the New York Knicks: 109.8

Knicks vs Raptors Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 25.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.4

Fred VanVleet (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 18.9 | Assists Per Game: 6.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3

VanVleet’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Gary Trent Jr. (Shooting guard)

Points Per Game: 18.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.4 | Steals Per Game: 1.7

New York Knicks

Julius Randle (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 24.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.7 | Assists Per Game: 3.9

Jalen Brunson (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 22.5 | Assists Per Game: 6.3 | Steals Per Game: 1.0

RJ Barrett (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 20.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.4 | Assists Per Game: 2.9

Raptors vs Knicks Winner Prediction

  • Performance Advantage: Knicks
  • H2H Advantage: Raptors
  • Offensive Advantage: Knicks
  • Defensive Advantage: Knicks
  • Overall: Advantage Knicks

The New York Knicks will back themselves for an away win against the Raptors tonight. However, it is surely not going to be easy. The Knicks need a better performance on defense. On the other hand, the Toronto Raptors will aim for a solid home win against the Knicks. After 3 matchups and 2 defeats, they will expect a better approach to tackling New York in the upcoming game. All the prediction and betting platforms are favoring the Raptors but we predict the Knicks to pull this one off.