Raptors at Knicks Prediction
There is a strong likelihood that the Toronto Raptors will add to their win column on Saturday night when they host the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET. That said, will they cover in the process?
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 12-point favorites to beat the Knicks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217.5 points and as of this writing, 52% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Knicks to cover the point spread.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
According to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, Kawhi Leonard (left knee) is expected to play Saturday vs. the Knicks. Kawhi is officially listed as questionable after sitting out Thursday's game vs. Atlanta. However, he was at shootaround on Saturday morning, which is encouraging. We should have an update on his status shortly.
New York Knicks Fantasy Spin
DeAndre Jordan tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two turnovers in 29 minutes in the Knicks 103-120 loss to the Mavericks on Friday. Jordan was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and also knocked down four of his five free throw attempts. That's two solid double-doubles in his three games with New York for DJ. The only game he failed to record a dub-dub was Tuesday's loss to the Pistons, in which he only played 24 minutes before fouling out. The Knicks will likely limit his minutes eventually late in the season, but it seems Jordan will log minutes in the high 20's going forward and should still be able to provide substantial fantasy numbers.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games.
The Knicks are 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 games coming off a straight up win.
The Knicks will end their current 15-game losing streak at some point but it won’t happen tonight and they’ve been terrible at the betting window, so I’ll roll the dice on Toronto avoiding a letdown. The Raptors are 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off a win. Meanwhile, the Knicks are winless at 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games playing on zero rest and are a dismal 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -12