Friday, December 16, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 12-13. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 18-7. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.9 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Paul Millsap averages 17 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 28 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Atlanta averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.9 per game. The Hawks allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Toronto averages 111.9 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 117.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 18-6-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 18-7-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/15/16 C Lucas Nogueira Knee "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -8
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