Toronto Raptors versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-22-2013

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The 32-19 New York Knicks will travel to face the 22-33 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Toronto is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game have the New York Knicks favored by -2 points with an over under line of 194 points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on February 13th with the Raptors posting the 92-88 road win at the Knicks as a +8 point underdog. The total came in at under 197 ½ points.

The Knicks are 13-11 on the road this season. They lose their third straight game after a 125-91 road loss on Wednesday to the Indiana Pacers as a +4 point underdog. The game ended over 185 points. New York fell behind 74-44 at the half in this embarrassing defeat. The Knicks shot 33.7% from the field along with 5 of 28 from three. They give up 53.2% shooting to the Pacers and allowed Indiana to pull down 15 more rebounds. Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 6 rebounds on 4 of 9 from the floor. The Knicks have had issues with consistency on the defensive end of the court. They have now fallen to the bottom third of the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by giving up 45.9% shooting to opponents.

Toronto had their five game win streak snapped in an 88-82 home loss against the Memphis Grizzlies as a +1 point underdog. The total landed under 186 ½ points. The Raptors were held to just 32 points in the first half in their loss. They shoot 36.6% from the floor along with 8 of 18 from three. They fail to take advantage of a Grizzlies poor shooting night as well because Memphis had seven more rebounds than Toronto. Amir Johnson had 16 points and five rebounds on 6 of 10 shooting. During the Raptors improved play of late the team has defended better by allowing 90 or less points in four of their past five games. Rudy Gay has not shot well in Toronto as his inefficient play traveled with him following the trade. Gay is hitting on 37.9% from the floor.