Raptors vs Knicks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/11/23

New York Knicks (12-9) vs Toronto Raptors (9-13)

Game Info: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks collide at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Knicks Prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in a slump as they've lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game slide after getting beaten by the Hornets in a 119-116 road loss on Friday. Scottie Barnes led the team with a triple-double of 31 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Pascal Siakam added 25 points while Precious Achiuwa chipped in with 17 points and 10 rebounds on seven of 10 shooting. As a team, the Raptors shot 50 percent from the field and just six of 32 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to claw their way back from a 20-point deficit, only to come up just short in a tight finish despite scoring 39 points in the fourth quarter.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (73.3%) this season.
  • Dennis Schroder ranks 11th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.8) this season.

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New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in decent form as they've split their last six games, but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting beaten by the Celtics in a 133-123 road loss on Friday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 23 points, RJ Barrett added 23 points on nine of 16 shooting, Julius Randle scored 20 points while Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Knicks shot 50 percent from the field and 15 of 37 from the 3-point line which are good enough numbers to win most games, but they just couldn't stop the Celtics who scored 76 points in the second and third quarters combined to pull away from them.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Julius Randle ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (1.7) this season.
  • RJ Barrett ranks 14th amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (84.8%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.0).
  • The Knicks rank T1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (25.3).
  • The Raptors rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (33.2%).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.5%).

Raptors vs Knicks Prediction

The Raptors are still shorthanded with Otto Porter Jr and Christian Koloko both out, while the Knicks are keeping an eye on Jalen Brunson who is questionable with a left ankle sprain. The Raptors have really been struggling for form lately and their confidence took another shot to the guts after losing to the lowly Hornets on Friday despite a triple-double from Scottie Barnes. The Knicks could be missing their leader in this one, but I still think they should be too good for the Raptors at home in this spot with Barrett and Randle able to step up. The line is short enough, so I'll go with the Knicks to get the win and cover.

Peter’s Pick New York -4.5

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