Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 190.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 7-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 97.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 1-1. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 95.5 points per game and surrendering 91.8, good for a point differential of 3.7.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 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 85%.
Alec Burks averages 16.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Gordon Hayward averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Toronto averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.3 per game. The Raptors allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Utah averages 95.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Jazz allow 91.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-6-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/10/15 F Terrence Ross Thumb out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/17/15 G Rodney Hood Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
11/14/15 C Rudy Gobert Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
10/23/15 G Dante Exum ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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