Monday, February 1, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 32-15 and a road record of 14-9. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. Toronto is 8-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-8. They are 10-0 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 18-30 and a home record of 9-15. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -4. Denver has a division record of 4-8 and a conference record of 11-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.4 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 21 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Toronto averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.8 per game. The Raptors allow 96.7 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 8th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Raptors average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nuggets score 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.1 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 95.3 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 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-20-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 24-22-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 27-20-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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