Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks: 12/31/2020 Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on December 31, 2020

The Toronto Raptors (0-3) will attempt to stop a three-game win streak when they host the New York Knicks (2-2) on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Amalie Arena as 9-point favorites. The matchup airs at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. The matchup has an over/under of 217.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -9 -110 -110 217 -110 -110
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Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Toronto has a 9-1 record against New York.

Raptors vs Knicks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/24/2020 Raptors Knicks -8.5 217.5 -421 328 Regular Season 118-112 TOR
11/27/2019 Raptors Raptors -9.5 211.5 -491 380 Regular Season 126-98 TOR
3/28/2019 Knicks Regular Season 117-92 TOR
3/18/2019 Raptors Regular Season 128-92 TOR
2/9/2019 Knicks Regular Season 104-99 TOR
11/10/2018 Raptors Regular Season 128-112 TOR
3/11/2018 Knicks Regular Season 132-106 TOR
2/8/2018 Raptors Regular Season 113-88 TOR
11/22/2017 Knicks Regular Season 108-100 NY
11/17/2017 Raptors Regular Season 107-84 TOR
  • 1/24/2020 DNP – Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 11/27/2019 DNP – Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • Raptors Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Toronto was strong last season, posting a 46-36-1 record.
    • The Raptors posted a winning record of 10-5 against the spread when the spread was -9 or bigger.
    • Toronto more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 41 times in 83 contests (49.4%).
    Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Championship.

    Knicks Betting Information

    • New York covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 34-30-1 ATS.
    • In most of New York’s games last year, the teams did not hit the over (31 out of 65 games, 47.7%).
    Bet on the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 45 of 83 games (54.2%) last season, the Raptors and their opponents combined for this matchup’s over/under of 217 points.
    • New York and its opponents combined to score more than 217 points in 48.5% of their games last season (32 of 66 chances).
    • Opponents of these teams averaged a combined 218.6 points per game last season, 1.6 more than the point total for this matchup.
    • The average over/under the Raptors had set in matchups last year was 1.7 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • Knicks games last year averaged a total of 218.1 points, 1.1 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Raptors Leaders

    • Pascal Siakam put up 22.9 points per game last season and grabed 7.3 rebounds a contest.
    • Kyle Lowry racked up 7.5 assists per game.
    • Lowry had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He hit 2.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Fred VanVleet grabbed 1.8 per game. Chris Boucher averaged 1.0 block a game.

    Knicks Leaders

    • Julius Randle averaged 19.5 points per game last season while adding 9.7 rebounds.
    • Elfrid Payton dished out 7.2 assists per game.
    • Alec Burks hit 1.8 threes per game a season ago.
    • Payton grabbed 1.6 steals per game. Mitchell Robinson collected 2.0 blocks a contest.
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