Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 9-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 38.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 30.9 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
James Harden averages 28.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 12.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Eric Gordon averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Toronto averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 11.6 per game. The Raptors allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Houston averages 108.4 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 24th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Rockets force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 111.9 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 95.9 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 27% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 112.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-5-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 10-4-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 5-9-0 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
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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