Monday, January 4, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 21-13 and a road record of 10-8. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 96.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 22-9 and a home record of 14-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.8 points per game and surrendering 94.5, good for a point differential of 5.3.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
LeBron James averages 25.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Toronto averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.8 per game. The Raptors allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Cleveland averages 99.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 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 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 94.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 18-15-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/02/16 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle probable Sunday vs. Chicago
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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