Friday, March 4, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 33-29 and a road record of 14-17. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. Portland is 9-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 40-19 and a home record of 22-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 4.6. Toronto has a division record of 9-1 and a conference record of 26-10. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 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 52.2 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 100 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 95.4 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 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Raptors score 103.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 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 7.2 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.4 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%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 35-27-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 33-28-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-26-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-25-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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