NBA Free Picks: New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors

NBA Free Picks: New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors

The Raptors can’t stop winning right now. They will host the Knicks at the Scotiabank Arena for our Wednesday night NBA game.

Toronto are enjoying a nice little winning run at the moment, as they push for their fifth win in a row tonight.

Can the Knicks end Toronto’s party?

Toronto Raptors (1.14) vs New York Knicks (5.15)

The Knicks will have to pull one out of the bag, if they hope to get anything out of this game. The bookmakers reflect that as the NBA betting odds are heavily stacked against them.

There was a lot of expectations for the young Cameroonian Pascal Siakam at the start of the season, and we were curious to see if he could step up to the big league. But, he’s risen to the challenge and is the man in Toronto right now.

He’s averaging 25.7 points per game, with a field-goal percentage of 47.4%.

For the Knicks, it’s about getting back to basics. They aren’t hitting free throws and playing without fluidity in offense. They need to focus on ensuring they stick to the fundamentals and keep doing what they’re doing in defense.

Take the Raptors to win at home.

Toronto Raptors To beat New York Knicks
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Parlay Pick: Toronto Raptors to win & under 208.5 total (3.44)

As well as Pascal Siakam, Illinois-based man Fred VanVleet has been playing excellently this season. He put up 24 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds against the 76ers in their last game.

The Knicks defense is allowing 102 points per game at the moment, which will be music to the ears of the Raptors forwards as they will look to punish.

Toronto, as they were last season, have been excellent defensively. Their aggressive defense is turning over a lot of ball and they’re managing to press the opponent’s offense and force errors.

The NBA power rankings have the Toronto Raptors at 4th, while the Knicks are down in 29th.

Expect the Raptors to win & under 208.5 total.

Toronto Raptors To win & under 208.5 total

Parlay Pick: Raptors to win the first & Pascal Siakam over 25.5 (3.32)

Leonard is gone, Ibaka is getting on, and Lowry has been out for a while now. But the new spine of the team in VanVleet and Siakam have proven themselves to become the new face of the team.

Siakam’s maturity and the way he’s handing himself in the league, feels like he may be on for an All-Star pick. So we thought we’d give him the nod for our NBA free pick of the day.

While there are a number of excellent utility role-players in Anunoby, Powell, Chris Boucher, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. With Lowry coming back in and the Raptors sitting on 12-4 outright, things are looking up.

The Knicks are bottom of the Eastern Conference, on 4-13 overall. They’ll need to flip the playbook on the season so far to win at the Scotiabank Arena.

Take Raptors to win, with Siakam getting over 25.5.

Toronto Raptors To win first period & P. Siakam over 25.5
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