Friday, December 18, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 193.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 8-6. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 99.5 points per game while giving up 95.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 15-9 and a home record of 11-4. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 93.8, good for a point differential of 2.3.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.3 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.4 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Toronto averages 99.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 95.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Miami averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 14.5 per game. The Heat allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Heat force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 15-10-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 10-15-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 6-18-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/08/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Finger out indefinitely
12/07/15 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/17/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Friday vs. Toronto
12/17/15 F Luol Deng Elbow injured last game, probable Friday vs. Toronto
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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