New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 – These are two teams that are gunning for at least a shot in the play-in tournament as of the moment. The Toronto Raptors have the luxury of hosting the New York Knicks this coming Sunday, January 2. This game will be held up north in Canada at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. TSN has the broadcast rights for this game and it starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can watch the matchup through an online live stream. The New York Knicks are seen in NBA betting spreads as the riskier pick to take against the Toronto Raptors.
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks just got their three-game losing streak snapped by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a humiliating low-scoring performance, 80-95. The loss puts them as the 10th best team in the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 17-19 and they are currently tied with the Boston Celtics. RJ Barrett did his best to lead the team with 26 points along with seven rebounds and three assists. Immanuel Quickley chipped in 11 points and the two players were the only ones who reached double figures. Julius Randle, Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose are expected to miss this upcoming game with the Toronto Raptors.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 35 GP 35 GS 35.3 MIN 19.3 PTS 1.8 OR 8.1 DR 10 REB 5 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.54 PER
R. Barrett SG 29 GP 29 GS 30.9 MIN 15 PTS 0.7 OR 4.8 DR 5.6 REB 2.2 AST 0.4 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.99 PER
K. Walker PG 24 GP 24 GS 27.3 MIN 13.6 PTS 0.5 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 1.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 16.51 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors avoided a losing streak after beating the Los Angeles Clippers at their home court, 116-108. They now improve to 15-17 and a win over the New York Knicks will push them up and overtake them in the standings. This team is slowly getting their core players back but will still have rookie Scottie Barnes questionable for this game. Fred VanVleet was the team’s top scorer against the Clippers with 31 points and nine assists while OG Anunoby was not far away with 26 points. Contributing across the board was All-Star forward Pascal Siakam who tallied 25 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks.
Players to Watch: F. VanVleet SG 29 GP 29 GS 37.9 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.8 OR 4.2 DR 5 REB 6.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.5 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.91 PER
P. Siakam PF 19 GP 19 GS 35.2 MIN 19.9 PTS 2.1 OR 6.1 DR 8.1 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 2.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 19.21 PER
O. Anunoby SF 17 GP 17 GS 36.7 MIN 19.7 PTS 1.6 OR 3.7 DR 5.3 REB 2.5 AST 1.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.91 PER.
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
New York Knicks
Derrick Rose PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The New York Knicks are heading to this game with a short-handed lineup and that alone puts them as the underdog team in the best online sportsbook against the Toronto Raptors. There will not be enough firepower for the Knicks to last against their opponents.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Knicks on this road game is +230 while the Raptors are at -286.
ATS: A wide seven points is between both teams across the spread with the Raptors owning the -7 while the Knicks are on the far side with +7.
TOTALs: 210.5 points is the total for this matchup with the Raptors the team under and the Knicks are over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 110, Raptors