New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 Odds Picks and Previews

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New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1-2-2022 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: January 2, 2022 3:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
TV: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/2022 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Knicks +7 (-110) 210.5 o (-110) +230
Toronto Raptors -7 (-110) 210.5 u (-110) -286
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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

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games.
New York are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
New York are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Toronto.
Knicks are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York’s last 15 games on the road.
New York are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games this season.
New York are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New York are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against New York.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games this season.
Toronto are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Derrick Rose PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Julius Randle PF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Nerlens Noel PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Danuel House Jr. SG Finger is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Mitchell Robinson C COVID-19 is OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Jericho Sims C Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto

Toronto Raptors

Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
Isaac Bonga SF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New York
David Johnson SG Calf is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New York
Scottie Barnes SF Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs New York

Head-to-Head
New York Knicks Toronto Raptors
16-20-0 Against the Spread 16-16-0
15-21-0 Straight Up 19-13-0
105 Points per Game 107
105 Points Allowed per Game 107
43.39 Offensive FG% 43.82
77.41 Offensive FT% 76.4
35.64 Offensive 3PT% 34.03
43.71 Defensive FG% 45.75
78.52 Defensive FT% 79.79
35.06 Defensive 3PT% 36.2

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