Friday, December 2, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-10. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.6 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.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 28.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Los Angeles averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Toronto averages 109.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th 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 4th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 27th 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 21st 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 6th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
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%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-8-1 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
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/29/16 F Nick Young Ankle out indefinitely
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee 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 -10
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