Thursday, March 10, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 36-28 and a road record of 17-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 99.2 per contest. Atlanta is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 42-20 and a home record of 24-7. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 4.4. Toronto has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 27-10. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Atlanta averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Toronto averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 101.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Raptors score 104.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.6 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-33-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-29-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-26-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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