Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 4-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 2-9 and a home record of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -6.2.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.3 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Julius Randle averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Toronto averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Raptors allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 18th with 15.4 per game. The Lakers allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Lakers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-4-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/10/15 F Terrence Ross Thumb out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/19/15 G Kobe Bryant Back "?" Friday vs. Toronto
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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