Raptors vs. Knicks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 211 points.
Toronto comes in at 11-5 overall and 10-6 ATS after a 100-91 home win over the Wizards, its fourth win in a row. New York is 9-7 overall and 10-6 ATS following a 107-85 home victory against the Clippers. The Raptors won the season's first meeting 107-84 at home on Nov. 17. Toronto is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 ATS in five meetings since the start of last season. The under went 3-2.
In the victory over Washington, DeMar DeRozan tallied 33 points along with eight rebounds and six assists. CJ Miles contributed 12 points off the bench. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and six assists, while Fred VanVleet added 10 points and five assists off the bench. The Raptors outscored the visitors 21-15 in the fourth quarter to put it away.
Kristaps Porzingis led the way with 25 points and seven rebounds in the victory over LA. Doug McDermott had 16 points and five boards off the bench. Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Enes Kanter added 12 points and 16 rebounds. The game was tied at 20-20 through one quarter, but New York outscored the Clippers 36-24 in the second quarter.
The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Toronto is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in New York.
Baltimore has shown itself to be the better team at the plate in this series and I think the Orioles have the edge on the mound today as well. Hellickson seems to be settling in nicely with Baltimore and can produce another good start against a lackluster Oakland offense. The Baltimore hitters should be able to get to Graveman, who has looked really rough in recent starts.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120