The Toronto Raptors (16-22) and the New York Knicks (21-18) square off in an Atlantic Division matchup on Friday night. This is the second matchup of the year as Toronto secured the first win. On Dec. 21, the Raptors beat the Knicks 113-106. Meanwhile, Toronto leads the all-time series 59-44. They've won four of the last five outings.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Toronto is the 4-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Raptors odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 218. Before locking in any Raptors vs. Knicks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Raptors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Raptors vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Raptors spread: Raptors -4
- Knicks vs. Raptors over/under: 218
- Knicks vs. Raptors money line: Raptors -170, Knicks +143
- NYK: 13-6 ATS on the road this season
- TOR: Covered against the Knicks last time they played on 12/21/22
- Knicks vs. Raptors picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Knicks can cover
Forward Julius Randle is an active and energetic force in the frontcourt. Randle has the strength to finish through contact in the paint with the quickness to blow by his man. The Kentucky product leads the team in points (24.2) and rebounds (10) with 3.8 assists per game. He's recorded a double-double in five straight games. On Wednesday, Randle racked up 25 points and 13 boards.
Guard Immanuel Quickley has a smooth jumper with terrific range. Quickley can break down the defense and has a knack for scoring. The Kentucky product averages 11.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He is shooting 33% from downtown on 4.8 3-point attempts per game. In his last outing, Quickley logged 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Why the Raptors can cover
Guard Fred VanVleet is a quick and aggressive scoring option in the backcourt. VanVleet has a reliable jumper with the ability to consistently pile up steals. The Wichita State product averages 18.5 points, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. The 28-year-old has scored at least 22 points in five of his past nine games. He dropped 28 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists and three steals in his last outing.
Forward Scottie Barnes is a long, physical and quick force. Barnes has a great feel for the game and excels in transition. The Florida State product averages 14.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. He has quick hands and defends well in space. On Jan. 2, Barnes amassed 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
How to make Raptors vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 232 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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