Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/11/23 NBA Previews, Picks, and Predictions

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/11/23 NBA Previews, Picks, and Predictions

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


Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/11/23 – As one of the premier sports handicappers, I’m eagerly awaiting an exhilarating NBA showdown on Monday, December 11th 2023 at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET. It promises to be an exhilarating battle between Toronto Raptors (9-13 record) and New York Knicks (12-9). TV broadcast details have yet to be determined but anticipation is high that this encounter may change the Raptors season or further solidify New York Knicks position in standings.


The Raptors have had an inconsistent season this year. Averaging 110.8 points per game with a 46.1% field goal percentage, they show flashes of brilliance but struggle to sustain it over extended periods. Their 3-point shooting average stands at 33.9% which is good but not impressive; defensive rebounds per game (33.4) and overall rebounds (46) have both been strong; yet it hasn’t translated into winning formula. Turnovers per game average 13.6 which puts them at an unfair advantage during tight games.


Conversely, the Knicks have been more consistent this season. Averaging 111.5 points per game while holding to an impressive 44.8% field goal percentage and outstanding 3-point shooting (37.5%) have made them formidable opponents from beyond the arc. Furthermore, they boast an increased free throw percentage (74.6%) than Toronto while also possessing slightly fewer turnovers (12.3 per game) that help manage game pace more effectively than Toronto does.


Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/11/23 Game Info


When: Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden
Stream: NBA League Pass


Pascal Siakam (PF) vs. Jalen Brunson (PG)


Pascal Siakam has been an essential player in Toronto this season. Siakam has played all 21 games and averaged 20.5 points per game while contributing on both ends of the floor, such as rebounding (7 per game) and facilitating play (5 assists per game). Unfortunately his 2.6 turnovers per game may pose some concern against an opponent such as New York who exploits mistakes more readily than most teams do.


Jalen Brunson has had a remarkable season with the Knicks as their point guard. His 24.9 points per game has been crucial in their success, while his playmaking abilities — evidenced by 5.6 assists per game and an excellent assist to turnover ratio of 2.8 — make him an intimidating opponent. Even his defensive game, while not as potent, still contributes significantly towards their strategies.


Siakam and Brunson will face off in an epic clash that pits offensive mastery versus strategic playmaking. Siakam’s scoring and rebounding will test Knicks defense, while Brunson’s ability to control game pace and scoring acumen may put Raptors defense under immense strain – making this clash likely the deciding factor of their matchup.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total: TBD


Current betting odds for this matchup have yet to be set; however, given the Knicks’ superior record and home court advantage, they should likely be considered favorites. But do not discount Toronto’s potential with players like Siakam on board.


Toronto Raptors Betting Trends


The Raptors have struggled mightily lately, winning only one of their last five games and going 1-3 against the spread during that stretch. Their road performances against the spread have been more balanced (4-4). Additionally, only 1 out of their last 5 totals has gone over, suggesting difficulty reaching high scores consistently.


New York Knicks Betting Trends


The Knicks have enjoyed more recent success, winning three out of their last five games with a record of 3-2 against the spread and going over in four out of their five road contests against the spread – evidence of their ability to engage in high-scoring encounters.


Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/11/23 Betting Picks


Based on analysis and betting trends, it appears the Knicks are the safer bet, considering their home advantage and recent form. While underdogs Toronto may cause an upset if Siakam has an impressive game; prop bets involving individual player performances like points scored by Siakam or Brunson could prove fruitful as prop bets; the over/under may lean towards over due to recent high scoring Knicks games.


Today’s top basketball tips could include keeping an eye on both the Knicks’ 3-point shooting and Raptors’ turnover control capabilities – these two factors could significantly alter game outcomes.


Free Pick & Prediction: New York Knicks 115, Toronto Raptors 108.


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