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The New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and six assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost each of their last six road games.
The Toronto Raptors could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 home games. The under is 20-7 in Knicks last 27 overall.
The Toronto Raptors just lost to the Detroit Pistons for the third time this season and continue to deal with injuries to key players, including Lowry, who is questionable for this contest. The New York Knicks are fresh off a feel good win over the Lakers and have been a lot more competitive in the second half of the season. The Raptors are just 8-15 ATS this season when a favorite of nine or more points. I don’t want to back the Knicks as much as the next guy, but I have to take the boatload of points if forced to pick this contest.
If Kyle Lowry can’t bounce back from an ankle injury by Monday night, VanVleet might wind up back in the starting lineup just two games after his month-long absence with an injured thumb. Mudiay has started 33 games this season, and is averaging a career-high 14.2 points per game.
The Knicks are bad. They lost eight straight before Sunday’s one-point win over the Lakers. Between early January and mid-February they dropped 18 straight … The Raptors will have to juggle starting lineups yet again, with Kawhi Leonard likely to sit out to manage his workload, and Lowry dealing with a bad ankle … A victory Monday would give the Raptors 50 wins for the fourth straight season.
The Los Angeles Lakers, 11th in the Western Conference and eight games out of the last playoff spot with 13 games remaining, visit the New York Knicks on Sunday, who sit fifth in the Atlantic Division and last in the East. The Lakers (31-38) are 13-22 on the road and 10-15 against the East, while the Knicks (13-56) are 6-26 at home and 5-19 against Western Conference foes. Tip-off from Madison Square Garden is scheduled for noon ET. New York has lost eight in a row. The Lakers are four-point favorites in the latest Lakers vs. Knicks odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 220. You’ll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying about the game before laying any Lakers vs. Knicks picks of your own.
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The model knows that despite their record, the Lakers have proven they are never out of any game. In fact, Los Angeles has won 11 times this season after trailing by double-digits. The Lakers pulled off their biggest comeback of the season on Tuesday at Chicago when they rallied from a 20-point deficit to get the win. The Lakers also became the first team this season to have three players – Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, and Lonzo Ball – record a triple-double.
Los Angeles is hoping for the return of All-Star forward James (27.4 ppg), who sat out Friday’s game against Detroit due to management of a sore groin. James has been red-hot, scoring 29 points against the Raptors on Thursday and 36 against the Bulls. Forward Kyle Kuzma also had a big game at Chicago, scoring 21 points.
But just because Los Angeles can hang with any team doesn’t guarantee it will cover the Lakers vs. Knicks spread on Sunday.
That’s because since the 2014-15 season, the Knicks have won seven of nine in the series and six of the last seven played in New York. Dennis Smith Jr., who missed Friday’s game at San Antonio with a sore back, is listed as questionable for Sunday. Smith scored 18 points against the Kings on March 9, one of 36 games this season in which he has reached double-figures.
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had 21 at Indiana Tuesday and scored 15 in the first meeting with the Lakers, while forward Kevin Knox had 16 at Indiana and 14 against the Lakers. Knox ranks fifth in 3-point field goals made, seventh in scoring and ninth in rebounds among NBA rookies. He has had nine 20-point performances and one 30-point game.
Eight games of action made up the NBA’s Sunday slate, highlighted by two matchups between playoff teams in the Eastern Conference.
First, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in a thrilling battle of two teams with Finals aspirations. Entering the matchup, the Bucks controlled the top seed in the East, while the Sixers sat at third. The meeting between the two teams was the second of the season, as the Bucks won the first one back in October and Sunday’s game didn’t disappoint as Giannis Antetokounmpo dazzled fans by scoring 52 points but it was not enough to overcome the star-laden roster Philadelphia has put together this season.
Then, the sixth-seeded Detroit Pistons pulled off an upset against the second-seeded Toronto Raptors in a potential playoff preview. Entering Sunday’s games, the Pistons held just a half-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets for the sixth spot in the East and this victory will only help them build momentum in hopes of putting themselves in the most favorable postseason position possible.