Knicks vs. Raptors Prediction
Following a rare win by the Knicks and a rare loss by the Raptors, the teams will meet in Toronto on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Even though both teams are playing on zero rest, is the under the best play on the board for tonight’s game?
539 New York Knicks at 540 Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, March 18, 2019
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 13.5-point favorites to beat the Knicks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 215 points and as of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
New York Knicks Fantasy Spin
DeAndre Jordan had 15 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in a comeback win vs. the Lakers on Sunday. Jordan was coming off his second career nine-assist game on Friday, and this is his third straight game with at least five dimes. It's as unlikely a late-season surge as we can imagine, but fantasy owners won't complain about the out-of-position stats. It doesn't seem like New York is eager to shut down Jordan, which is great news for his owners -- and disappointing if you were banking on Mitchell Robinson (15 minutes) to go wild in the season's final weeks.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kawhi Leonard hit 11-of-21 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs for 33 points on Sunday, adding five 3-pointers with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. This was the first game in a back-to-back set, however, so there's a very good chance Kawhi will be rested vs. the Knicks on Monday. Serge Ibaka (suspension) is out and Kyle Lowry (ankle) is questionable, so it could be an all-hands-on-deck situation for the Raptors tomorrow. Hopefully we'll have a better feel for the roster in the afternoon, though Toronto is unlikely to have a shootaround in a back-to-back set on the road.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games playing the second game of a back-to-back.
The Raptors have only covered twice in their last eight home games and are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games overall.
The Knicks played a high-scoring game on Sunday at home versus the Lakers but they have been a highly profitable “under” team of late. In New York’s last 28 games overall, the under is 20-8. The under is also 5-0 in the Knicks’ last five road games and is 6-0 in their last six games playing on zero rest. On the other side, the under cashed in four of the Raptors’ last five home games.
Monday NBA Prediction: Knicks/Raptors under 215