Knicks vs Raptors Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The New York Knicks (18-13) are 1.5-point favorites against the Toronto Raptors (13-18) on December 21, 2022 at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks have won eight in a row, and are 8-2 in their past 10 games, while the Raptors have lost six straight, and have gone 2-8 in their past 10. The over/under is set at 218.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Knicks vs. Raptors

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +104 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Knicks vs. Raptors Betting Trends

The Knicks have played 31 games, with 17 wins against the spread. New York has been chosen as the favorite in 13 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (76.9%) in those games. Knicks games this year have hit the over 14 times in 31 opportunities (45.2%).

The Raptors have played 31 games, with 15 wins against the spread. Toronto has a 3-10 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.1% of those games). The Raptors have gone over the point total 48.4% of the time this season (15 of 31 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 31 22.3 9.2 3.6 0.7 0.2 2.3
Jalen Brunson 31 20.8 3.2 6.2 1.2 0.2 1.6
RJ Barrett 31 19.4 5.5 2.9 0.5 0.2 1.6
Immanuel Quickley 31 10 4 2.9 1.1 0.1 1.3
Quentin Grimes 21 8.6 3.3 1.9 0.7 0.5 1.5


Raptors Leaders
Pascal Siakam 21 25 8.6 6.8 1 0.4 1.4
OG Anunoby 27 18.7 5.8 2.1 2.4 0.9 1.6
Fred VanVleet 25 18.7 3.9 6.2 1.6 0.5 2.8
Gary Trent Jr. 25 16.9 2 1.4 1.6 0.1 2.3
Scottie Barnes 28 14.6 6.6 4.6 0.8 0.7 1.1
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Knicks vs. Raptors Injury Report

Raptors: Gary Trent: Questionable (Quadricep), Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Precious Achiuwa: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

New York is putting up 114.7 points per game (12th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 111.6 points per contest (11th-ranked). Offensively the Knicks have played better when playing at home this season, averaging 117.1 points per game, compared to 112.5 per game in away games. The Knicks’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, putting up 112.4 points a contest compared to the 114.7 they’ve averaged this season.

This season, New York is sinking 11.4 three-pointers per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 33.2% (25th-ranked) from downtown. The Knicks have taken 62.2% two-pointers and 37.8% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 72.4% are two-pointers and 27.6% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Offensively Toronto is the 22nd-ranked team in the league (111.1 points per game). Defensively it is eighth (111.1 points allowed per game). The Raptors average 112.9 points per game at home, and 109.2 away. The Raptors are averaging 112 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 0.9 more than their average for the season (111.1).

Beyond the arc, Toronto is third-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.4%. In 2022-23, the Raptors have taken 64.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.3% of the Raptors’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 25.7% have been 3-pointers.

Knicks vs. Raptors Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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