The New York Knicks (11-7) will hit the road to square off against the Toronto Raptors (9-10) Friday evening. The Knicks will play the second game of a back-to-back set, while the Raptors had the night off. Tipoff for the game is scheduled 7:30 p.m ET from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
The Raptors are at full strength for this matchup. The Knicks have not listed their injury report yet so we’ll see if anyone is going to be rested later in the day.
The Raptors are 2-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is currently set at 217.5. Toronto is -130 on the moneyline while New York is +110.
Knicks vs. Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Raptors -2
The Raptors have won 12 of their last 13 games against the Knicks at home. They are 10-8-1 against the spread this season and with them having a day of rest, they have a bit of an upper hand. Another big key here is that the Knicks have failed to cover the spread on the second leg of their back-to-back in four of their last five opportunities. The Raptors have also covered the spread in three of their last five head-to-head matchups. Take the Raptors to cover.
Over/Under: Over 217.5
These two teams have gone over the point total four of the last five times that they’ve played. The average point total at the Scotiabank Arena is 221, and the over is 5-5. The Raptors average 112 points per game at home, and the Knicks average 109 points per game on the road this season. Take the over in this contest.