|NBA Knicks vs. Raptors Picks & Predictions for March 22, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 22 March 2013 13:00|
Knicks vs. Raptors Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Raptors as 1-point favorites over the Knicks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 191.5 points. New York enters play with a 40-26 overall record while Toronto is 26-42 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Raptors opened as a 2.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 1 at most online sports books. As for the total, it opened at 194.5 and has been bet down to 191.5 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 72% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Knicks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest NBA trends, New York is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Toronto is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
The NY Knicks (40-26 SU, 33-31-2 ATS, 30-34-2 O/U) are coming off two straight wins, including a home win over Orlando on Wednesday, 106-94, laying 11. Toronto (26-42 SU, 33-34-1 ATS, 34-34 O/U) loss two straight and three of four. They fell at Charlotte, 107-101 giving 6.5. The Knicks did get star Carmelo Anthony back from a minor knee injury. Anthony scored 21 points after missing three games against Orlando. The Knicks are now one game ahead of Brooklyn as they try to win the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994. Toronto has won two games against the Knicks this season, but they are reeling. They are just 3-9 since beating the Knicks on Feb. 22. New York can spread the floor when Anthony is in the lineup. Teams have to pay attention to Anthony, which leaves the other shooters open. The Knicks need this a lot more than Toronto, who is gearing up for next season.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: NEW YORK KNICKS +1