Raptors vs Knicks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (16-22) host the New York Knicks (21-18), with the matchup starting at 7:30 PM ET from Scotiabank Arena on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Raptors are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under in this matchup is 217.

How to bet Raptors vs. Knicks

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -163 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +139 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 217 points.

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Raptors vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TSN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Knicks Betting Trends

The Raptors have 18 wins against the spread in 38 games this season. Toronto has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (50%) in those games. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 39 opportunities (48.7%).

Against the spread, the Knicks are 20-18-1 this year. New York has won eight of the 20 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (40%). The Knicks have gone over the point total 51.3% of the time this season (20 of 39 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 28 25.9 8.3 6.6 0.9 0.5 1.4
OG Anunoby 34 18.5 5.9 2.1 2.2 0.8 1.8
Fred VanVleet 30 18.5 3.9 6.2 1.6 0.6 2.8
Gary Trent Jr. 31 18.1 2.3 1.5 1.6 0.2 2.5
Scottie Barnes 35 14.9 6.9 4.7 0.9 0.7 0.9

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 39 24.2 10 3.8 0.8 0.4 2.6
Jalen Brunson 36 20.8 3.3 6.5 1 0.1 1.6
Immanuel Quickley 39 11.9 4.1 3.4 1 0.1 1.6
Quentin Grimes 28 10.2 3.3 2.1 0.8 0.5 1.9
Cameron Reddish 20 8.4 1.6 1 0.8 0.4 0.9
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot)

Knicks: Obi Toppin: Probable (Knee), Derrick Rose: Probable (Knee), RJ Barrett: Out (Finger)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto is putting up just 111.1 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but it has played more consistently at the other end, where it is giving up 111.3 points per game (10th-ranked). Offensively the Raptors have played better when playing at home this year, scoring 112 points per game, compared to 110.2 per game in away games. The Raptors have been scoring 110.5 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 111.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

In terms of three-pointers, Toronto is coming up short, as it ranks fourth-worst in the league in treys made (10.5 per game) and second-worst in three-point percentage (32.4%). In terms of shot breakdown, the Raptors have taken 64% two-pointers (accounting for 74% of the team’s buckets) and 36% from beyond the arc (26%).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

In 2022-23, New York is 15th in the NBA on offense (114.2 points scored per game) and 11th defensively (111.4 points conceded). The Knicks are putting up more points at home (115.5 per game) than away (112.8). The Knicks are putting up 113.9 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 0.3 fewer points than their average for the season (114.2).

In 2022-23, New York is 16th in the league in 3-point makes (11.8 per game) and 25th in 3-point percentage (33.8%). In 2022-23, the Knicks have attempted 61.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.3% of the Knicks’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 28.7% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Knicks, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Raptors -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 217 points.

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WRITTEN BY

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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