Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 21-15 and a road record of 10-9. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 10-24 and a home record of 6-11. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -6.1.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.7 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Thaddeus Young averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Toronto averages 100.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.6 per game. The Raptors allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 18-17-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 18-17-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-14-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-19-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/04/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack ACL out for season
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