Toronto Raptors (19-24, eleventh within the Jap Convention) vs. New York Knicks (25-19, sixth within the Jap Convention)
New York; Monday, 3 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Knicks -3
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts the Toronto Raptors after Julius Randle scored 42 factors within the New York Knicks’ 117-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
The Knicks are 2-4 in opposition to division opponents. New York is sixth within the Jap Convention in workforce protection, permitting simply 111.1 factors whereas holding opponents to 45.1% capturing.
The Raptors are 2-8 in opposition to Atlantic Division opponents. Toronto is third within the NBA scoring 17.9 quick break factors per recreation. OG Anunoby leads the Raptors averaging 4.6.
The groups sq. off for the third time this season. The Knicks received the final assembly 112-108 on Jan. 7, with Randle scoring 32 factors within the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is averaging 24.5 factors, 10.5 rebounds and three.8 assists for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.5 factors over the past 10 video games for New York.
Pascal Siakam is scoring 25.7 factors per recreation and averaging 8.2 rebounds for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the past 10 video games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 7-3, averaging 113.0 factors, 48.6 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 5.6 steals and three.6 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 44.0% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 factors per recreation.
Raptors: 4-6, averaging 113.1 factors, 41.1 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 9.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 44.3% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 factors.
INJURIES: Knicks: None listed.
Raptors: Otto Porter Jr.: out for season (foot), Fred VanVleet: daily (again).