Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 7-19. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.7 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 19-8. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.1 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 9.2.
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Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 28.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% 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 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brooklyn averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Toronto averages 112.1 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 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 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 117.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. 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 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-10-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-8-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-7-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 19-8-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/19/16 PG Cory Joseph Flu "?" Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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