Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 48-22 and a road record of 20-14. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. Toronto is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 33-12. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 35-37 and a home record of 19-16. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -0.9. Houston has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 24-22. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.9 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Toronto averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.8 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 6th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Houston averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 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 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Raptors average 100.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 105. In terms of pace they average 92.9 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 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 37-32-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 36-32-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 31-41-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 41-29-2 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/24/16 PG Kyle Lowry Elbow "?" Friday vs. Houston
03/24/16 F Patrick Patterson Ankle "?" Friday vs. Houston
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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