New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The New York Knicks will meet the Toronto Raptors in their Atlantic Division battle at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on New Year’s Eve, Thursday. New York is on a 2game winning run after slaying the Cleveland Cavaliers to a score of 95-86 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday. PF Julius Randle propelled the Knicks with his first triple-double since November 19, 2018, at 28 points, 12 boards, and 11 dimes. SF Reggie Bullock delivered 17 while PG Elfrid Payton brought in 14.8 rebounds and 7 dimes. The team is 2-2 in the Eastern Conference.

The Knicks will face the Raptors with 105.3 ppg at 45.5% from the field while letting rival teams score up to 106.5 ppg. NY garnered 46.0 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 5.5blocks, and 7.0 steals per game. Randle is the top scorer for New York with 24.8 ppg, 55.6% FG shooting, and 74 .1% from the free-throw line. New York is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 matches against Toronto and 0-8 SU in their last 8 meetings against the Raptors.

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors Predictions 12/31/2020

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors set their first 3 matches on the wrong foot with 3 successive losses. The Raptors recently lost to the Philadelphia 76ers to a score of 93-100 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday. PG Kyle Lowry delivered 24 points followed by PF Pascal Siakam and SF OG Anunoby with 20 points each. Toronto is still looking for their first win of the season and is 0-3 in the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors will try to win this match with 102.0 ppg at 41.5% from the field while letting other teams dump in 110.7 ppg. The team has 42.7 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.0 blocks, and 10.0 steals per match. Lowry is the leading scorer of the ball club with 19.3 ppg, 42.2% FG shooting, and a perfect score from the free-throw spot. Toronto is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 matches when playing at home against the Knicks and 8 of its last meetings went under the totals.

New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is the Toronto Raptors -9. Injuries are starting to plague the NY Knicks as early at this point of the competition. Key players in PG Immanuel Quickley (hip), SF Obi Toppin (calf), SF Alec Burks (ankle), PG Austin Rivers (groin), PG Dennis Smith Jr (quad), and PF Omari Spellman (right knee) will be out of this contest. This will be a match where Toronto can claim its first victory predicted to a score of 114-104.

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New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA: Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Amalie Arena Tampa, FL

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Raptors -9

NBA Totals: 217

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