LIVE: New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors

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WED, NOV 27, 2019
7:30 PM ET
New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

The New York Knicks have been in a droop starting late, losing their last three games. In their most recent challenge, they were vanquished barely by the Brooklyn Nets 103- 101.

On Wednesday, they travel to Toronto to confront the Raptors. The Raptors have won their last four games including a 101- 96 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wednesday’s down happens at the Scotiabank Arena with tip-off booked for 7:30 p.m. EST.

Knicks are hoping to snap losing streak in Toronto

Toronto hasn’t been well disposed to the Knicks, who have lost their last six games there. To guarantee this doesn’t occur again against the safeguarding NBA Champions, New York needs to play against later tendency.

The Knicks need to play well in the essentials. They’re not shooting free tosses well, as they’re toward the end in the group in free toss percentage.

They haven’t been tremendous on the two sides of the ball either. They’re 29th in the NBA in scoring with 102 focuses per game and they’re 19th protectively by permitting 108 focuses per game.

Given they’re confronting a Toronto offense that midpoints 122 focuses per game, the key for New York is to convey and apply pressure. On the off chance that they battle to control the Raptors’ offense, the Knicks don’t have the hostile nearness yet to keep up.

The flooding Raptors

Pascal Siakam has been playing remarkable b-ball, driving the Raptors in scoring. Praising his play has been Fred VanFleet who included 24 focuses in Toronto’s success over Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, this pair could be in for another major event. They face a New York safeguard that permits 102 focuses per game, so there should sufficient scoring openings accessible for the Raptors.

Defensively, Toronto has demonstrated it can confine a rival group’s scoring risk. Against the 76ers, they held Joel Emiid scoreless for the first run through in quite a while career.

Given the Raptors are playing a youthful Knicks group that is hoping to gel on the fly, Toronto’s forceful protection could be the choosing factor.

The Raptors experience and home court advantage causes them overwhelm the Knicks. Search for the Raptors to apply broad protective strain to constrain simple scoring openings while Toronto’s high-octane offense applies more weight through tireless scoring. The Raptors destroy away to win this one late.

Prediction: Toronto

Toronto is 5-0 in the Over in their last 5 Wednesday games. Given they’re playing one of the most exceedingly awful barriers in the NBA, search for this streak to proceed. The Raptors’ high-scoring assault overwhelms the Knicks, who are as yet attempting to build up unity.

Prediction: Over

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