The Knicks have been playing tough against the better teams recently, going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 as an underdog.  Take New York plus the points at home Friday vs. Toronto.

The Knicks may be the butt of many jokes around the league but New York is actually starting to put together some solid performances, although without consistency.

The Knicks delivered an awful performance in Philadelphia on Wednesday but the game came a night after an overtime victory in Washington and facing a 76ers team that had just been blown out. Look for the Knicks to respond Friday as New York has played well against some of the better teams in the league. New York is actually 13-6 ATS in the last 19 games and 8-2 in their last 10 as an underdog.

This game falls in a tough spot for Toronto as the Raptors played a great first post-break game to beat Orlando convincingly at home. The Raptors are much less effective away from home and Toronto had some matchup problems in a close win over New York in January.

Toronto has a solid team but the Raptors have not been able to get on a roll this year. The Raptors have covered in three consecutive games just once in the past ten weeks. Look for New York to deliver a strong performance at home coming off Wednesday's ugly loss.

Free Pick: Knicks +6 (-110)