Bet365 NBA Odds, Betting Preview: Raptors Vs. Knicks (Dec. 11)

Following the conclusion of the in-season tournament, the NBA season recommences with a lineup of 13 games featuring 26 teams. Among them, the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks are set to face off Monday after a short break.

Both squads are contending with a recent string of defeats, with the Raptors enduring a three-game skid and the Knicks on a two-game losing streak. As the teams prepare to meet on the court Monday, the focus will be on their efforts to break free from their respective slumps, with only one emerging victorious in this matchup.

Bet on Raptors vs. Knicks

TOR +4
NYK -4

Let’s take a look at the betting odds via bet365 for this upcoming matchup.

Raptors vs. Knicks odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+145
Hornets Moneyline Odds-170
Over/Under221 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadKnicks -4 (-110)
Time/DateDec. 11, 7:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN 4/5
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (9-13 SU, 10-11-1 ATS, 11-11 o/u)

On Friday evening against the Charlotte Hornets, the Raptors suffered a 119-116 defeat despite the absence of the Hornets’ franchise star, LaMelo Ball. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Hornets held a commanding 90-77 lead, setting the stage for an impressive performance by Scottie Barnes.

Barnes once again showcased his fourth-quarter prowess, contributing 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal during the final quarter. His remarkable efforts culminated in a triple-double for the night, making it the third-ever triple-double of his career. Barnes concluded the game with an impressive stat line of 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, and a block. Notably, he shot 66.7% from the field (12-of-18) and displayed accuracy from beyond the arc, connecting on 50% of his three-point attempts (3-of-6).

Pascal Siakam made a significant contribution to the Raptors’ effort, finishing the game with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists on an impressive shooting percentage of 73.3% (11-of-15). Siakam’s pivotal performance, particularly in the second quarter when he scored 14 of his 25 points, played a crucial role in keeping the game competitive. Precious Achiuwa, coming off the bench, deserves an honourable mention for his double-double performance, tallying 17 points and 10 rebounds, including three successful three-pointers. Despite the team’s loss, individual standout performances underscored the Raptors’ resilience and determination on the court.

In their encounter just 10 days ago against the Knicks, the Raptors displayed a compelling performance despite falling short. Scottie contributed 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists, five steals, and a block, including a trio of three-pointers. Siakam added 21 points, eight rebounds, and three assists to the team’s effort, while Poeltl secured a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. However, the game also saw challenges for some players, with Dennis Schroder and O.G. Anunoby struggling to find their shooting rhythm. Schroder managed to score 10 points on 3-of-10 (30%) shooting, including a 1-for-6 (16.67%) performance from beyond the arc. Similarly, Anunoby recorded nine points on 4-of-13 (30.8%) shooting, with 1-of-6 (16.67%) three-point accuracy. With the memory of their recent match against the Knicks fresh in their minds, the Raptors should be eager to bounce back and secure a victory in their upcoming game.

About the Knicks (12-9 SU, 11-9-1 ATS, 11-10 o/u)

In their recent matchup against the Boston Celtics, the Knicks took a 133-123 loss despite noteworthy performances from Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, and Julius Randle, all of whom scored 20 points or more. Despite their efforts, it wasn’t sufficient to overcome the Celtics. A notable highlight from the game was Isaiah Hartenstein’s impressive rebounding, as he secured 16 boards.

Reflecting on their previous encounter with the Raptors, the Knicks demonstrated balanced scoring with six players reaching double digits. Randle came close to a triple-double, contributing 20 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists on an efficient 8-of-15 (53.3%) shooting. Brunson recorded 22 points, five rebounds, and eight assists on 9-of-21 (42.9%) shooting, while Donte DiVincenzo showcased his sharpshooting with 21 points, including seven made threes.

Scottie Barnes over 2.5 steals + blocks


Injury concerns

  • Brunson is questionable with a left ankle sprain.
  • Knicks centre Mitchell Robinson has been ruled out with left ankle inflammation.
  • Raptors forward Otto Porter (foot) has been ruled out.
  • The teams played over the total when they last met 10 days ago, combining for 225 points.
  • New York is 6-1 SU in its last seven home games.
  • The Knicks are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The Knicks have played over the total in four straight games.
  • The Raptors are 1-4 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • Scottie has recorded over 2.5 steals + blocks in four of his last five games and is averaging three steals + blocks this season. Earlier this season against the Knicks, he recorded six steals + blocks, completely shattering this line. His line is +100 to record over 2.5 steals + blocks.
  • Brunson has dished the ball six times or more in seven of his last eight games. He’s averaging 5.4 assists per game this season and his line is -105 to record over 5.5 assists.
  • Randle has recorded over 4.5 assists in eight of his last 10 games. He’s averaging 5.3 assists per game this season and his line is -160 to record over 4.5 assists.

Wagers to consider

  • SGP: Randle over 4.5 assists; Randle over 9.5 rebounds; Schroder under 13.5 points: +450. Randle hit these lines together in the last three of his last five games, including the last game against the Raptors. Schroder is struggling of late. He only scored 10 points against the Knicks and scored a combined 16 points in the next two games.
  • Longshot: Randle triple-double; Scottie triple-double. Last game, Randle was one assist away from a triple-double while Scottie was one rebound away from a double-double. Both players have +1650 odds to accomplish the feat Monday.
  • Randle over 2.5 turnovers: -175. He’s coming off a game with six turnovers against the Celtics and four turnovers the game before against the Bucks. He had two turnovers against the Raptors earlier this season.