Saturday, December 3, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 99.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 12-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 15.5 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kyle Lowry averages 20.4 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 28.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Atlanta averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17.5 per game. The Hawks allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Toronto averages 109.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 100.7. In terms of pace they average 99.3 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 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 114.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-13-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-5-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 13-5-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/01/16 F Mike Scott Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Detroit
12/01/16 F Paul Millsap Hip "?" Friday vs. Detroit
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +1
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