Who’s Playing

New York @ Toronto

Current Records: New York 21-18; Toronto 16-22

What to Know

The New York Knicks are 5-21 against the Toronto Raptors since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Friday. The Knicks and Toronto will face off in an Atlantic Division battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena. New York will be strutting in after a win while the Raptors will be stumbling in from a loss.

New York came out on top in a nail-biter against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, sneaking past 117-114. New York’s point guard Jalen Brunson did his thing and had 38 points and six assists along with seven rebounds.

Speaking of close games: Toronto fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 104-101. One thing holding Toronto back was the mediocre play of power forward Pascal Siakam, who did not have his best game: he finished with 11 points on 4-for-18 shooting in his 40 minutes on the court.

The Knicks are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 13-6 ATS in away games but only 21-17-1 all in all.

New York is now 21-18 while the Raptors sit at 16-22. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: New York comes into the game boasting the fewest steals given up per game in the league at 5.9. But Toronto ranks first in the league when it comes to steals per game, with 9.42 on average. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: MSG Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $44.23

Odds

The Raptors are a 3.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 21 out of their last 26 games against New York.

  • Dec 21, 2022 – Toronto 113 vs. New York 106
  • Apr 10, 2022 – New York 105 vs. Toronto 94
  • Jan 02, 2022 – Toronto 120 vs. New York 105
  • Dec 10, 2021 – Toronto 90 vs. New York 87
  • Nov 01, 2021 – Toronto 113 vs. New York 104
  • Apr 24, 2021 – New York 120 vs. Toronto 103
  • Apr 11, 2021 – New York 102 vs. Toronto 96
  • Dec 31, 2020 – Toronto 100 vs. New York 83
  • Jan 24, 2020 – Toronto 118 vs. New York 112
  • Nov 27, 2019 – Toronto 126 vs. New York 98
  • Mar 28, 2019 – Toronto 117 vs. New York 92
  • Mar 18, 2019 – Toronto 128 vs. New York 92
  • Feb 09, 2019 – Toronto 104 vs. New York 99
  • Nov 10, 2018 – Toronto 128 vs. New York 112
  • Mar 11, 2018 – Toronto 132 vs. New York 106
  • Feb 08, 2018 – Toronto 113 vs. New York 88
  • Nov 22, 2017 – New York 108 vs. Toronto 100
  • Nov 17, 2017 – Toronto 107 vs. New York 84
  • Apr 09, 2017 – Toronto 110 vs. New York 97
  • Feb 27, 2017 – Toronto 92 vs. New York 91
  • Jan 15, 2017 – Toronto 116 vs. New York 101
  • Nov 12, 2016 – Toronto 118 vs. New York 107
  • Apr 10, 2016 – Toronto 93 vs. New York 89
  • Feb 22, 2016 – Toronto 122 vs. New York 95
  • Jan 28, 2016 – Toronto 103 vs. New York 93
  • Nov 10, 2015 – New York 111 vs. Toronto 109

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