Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 09, 2022

Sunday's contest against the Knicks is a tuneup game for Toronto as the Raptors have already locked down the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Toronto
48-34
AT
April 10, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
New York
37-45
Pointspread 0 -122
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +214

80%

Betting Action

20%

Pointspread 0 +101
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +214

80%

Betting Action

20%

It’s a bit of a lame duck game for Toronto’s regular season finale on Sunday night as the Raptors have already locked up fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and the outcome of their tilt with the Knicks won’t impact the playoff seeding at all.  The Dino’s secured the No. 5 seed with a 117-115 comeback win at home against Houston on Friday.  The Knicks are set to miss the playoffs for the eighth time in the last nine years despite a 114-92 win over Washington on Friday.

The NBA odds will be determined by which players are available for each team.

Raptors vs. Knicks NBA Betting Odds

Toronto and New York met three times this season, with the Raptors winning all three games.  The total has gone Over in three of the last four head-to-heads between these teams.

After starting the season pencilled in as a play-in tournament team at best, the Dinos proved most of the doubters wrong and they enter Sunday with wins in eight of their last nine games.  They’re a solid 46-34-1 against the spread, including 25-14-1 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Under in Toronto’s last five road games.

It’s been another tough year for the Knicks and they come into this game with six straight losses against Atlantic Division opponents.  They’re 38-43 ATS overall and they’ve failed to cover in six of their last seven home dates.  The total has gone Under in six of New York’s last seven games overall.

Toronto Raptors

It’s all about gearing up for the playoffs now in Toronto and Pascal Siakam looks primed to make a big impact.  Siakam finished with a double-double on Friday, putting up 29 points and 12 rebounds.  Gary Trent Jr. added 26 points, while Scottie Barnes had 16.  The Raptors showed solid poise as they were able to crawl back from a deficit that saw them trail by as much as 24 points early in the second quarter.  Siakam kept the team in the game, scoring 18 of Toronto’s 57 first half points.  Trent and Barnes took over near the end of the game, combining for 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Fred VanVleet is expected to play on Sunday after missing the previous two games with a lingering knee injury.  That’s a big boost to the lineup as VanVleet is second on the team with 20.3 points per game and he also averages a team-high 6.7 assists.  Siakam is averaging team-highs in points (22.8) and rebounds (8.5).  Be cautious when looking at the lineup, however, as most of the big names will likely be on a minutes restriction in anticipation of the playoffs.  Toronto will face either Boston or Philadelphia in the first round.

New York Knicks

The standings won’t be altered by the result of this game, so there’s nothing for the Knicks to play for other than pride and padding individual stats.  Obi Toppin certainly hasn’t slowed down as he scored a career-high 35 points against Washington.  Immanuel Quickley added 23 points and 10 assists, while Evan Fournier had 17 points.  Canadian RJ Barrett had 14 points before leaving the game with a sprained knee.  New York allowed the game’s first 10 points and shot just 2 of 9 from three-point range in the first quarter.  The shooting improved after the first quarter, however, and the Knicks shot 14 of 30 from beyond the arc the rest of the way.

Last year’s Most Improved Player award winner, Julius Randle, was ruled out for the rest of the season last week with a quadriceps injury.  Randle is averaging team-highs in points (20.1), rebounds (9.9) and assists (5.1).  Barrett, who is second on the team with 20.0 ppg, has also been shutdown for the year.

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