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NBA Odds: Raptors-Knicks at MSG

by: Staff Writer - posted on: 07-Feb-2019

The Toronto Raptors (39-16 SU, 25-30 ATS) will be back at full strength this Saturday when they visit the New York Knicks (10-43 SU, 22-30-1 ATS) in a battle between first and last in the Atlantic Division. Game time at Madison Square Garden is 7:30 PM ET.

Jonas Valanciunas missed nearly two months of action for Toronto with a dislocated thumb, but will make his return on Thursday's road game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Raptors were 16-9 SU and 10-15 ATS during their big man's absence. However, Valanciunas has also popped up in recent trade rumors, so he might also get moved prior to Thursday's deadline. There are no other Raps on the injured list at press time.

New York have lost all three of their games SU and ATS since the mega-deal that sent Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. That extends their current losing streak to 14 games at 6-8 ATS. Guards Emmanuel Mudiay (shoulder) and Frank Ntilikina (groin) are both listed as day-to-day, although Mudiay's return isn't expected before the All-Star break. This will also be the second of back-to-back games for the Knicks, after they visit the Detroit Pistons on Friday.