NBA Season Continues After In-Season Tournament
After the conclusion of the in-season tournament, the NBA season is set to continue with 13 games featuring 26 teams. One of the matchups to look out for is the game between the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks on Monday following a short break.
Both teams are currently dealing with a series of losses, with the Raptors having a three-game skid and the Knicks on a two-game losing streak. As they prepare to face off, the focus will be on their efforts to break free from their respective slumps, with only one emerging victorious in this matchup.
Looking at the betting odds provided by bet365 for this upcoming game, it’s clear that there’s a lot of speculation surrounding the outcome.
The Raptors, with a season record of 9-13 SU, 10-11-1 ATS, and 11-11 o/u, suffered a loss against the Charlotte Hornets in their recent game. Despite the absence of LaMelo Ball, the Hornets managed to secure a 119-116 win. Scottie Barnes stood out with an impressive performance, contributing 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal during the final quarter. Pascal Siakam also made a significant contribution, finishing the game with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
In their previous encounter with the Knicks, the Raptors displayed a strong performance despite falling short.
On the other hand, the Knicks, with a season record of 12-9 SU, 11-9-1 ATS, and 11-10 o/u, took a 133-123 loss against the Boston Celtics in their recent game. Despite noteworthy performances from Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, and Julius Randle, the team couldn’t secure a win. In their previous matchup with the Raptors, the Knicks demonstrated balanced scoring with six players reaching double digits.
As the teams prepare for their upcoming game, there are some injury concerns to take into account. For the Knicks, centre Mitchell Robinson has been ruled out with left ankle inflammation, while Raptors forward Otto Porter won’t be playing due to a foot injury.
Betting trends also suggest that the Knicks have been performing well in their home games, winning 6 out of their last 7. Player prop trends and wagers to consider provide insight into the potential outcomes of the game based on the performances of specific players.
The upcoming game between the Raptors and Knicks is expected to be a closely contested matchup, with both teams aiming to break free from their recent losses.