Friday, November 18, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 4-7. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of -2.3.
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Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 33.3 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Toronto averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.4 per game. The Raptors allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Denver averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 59.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 29th with 17.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 7-3-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-3-0 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
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/17/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?" Friday vs. Toronto
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +3.5
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