Friday, December 9, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 14-7. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 110.9 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 13-9. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 28 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Al Horford averages 15 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Toronto averages 110.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Boston averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 4th with 12.2 per game. The Celtics allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 116.1 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 96 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 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 14-6-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 15-6-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/08/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Groin "?" Friday vs. Toronto
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +2
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