Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 22-10. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 110.8 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 12-24. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 110.1, good for a point differential of -6.1.
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Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.4 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Julius Randle averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Toronto averages 110.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 25th with 16 per game. The Lakers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 115.8 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 20-11-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 21-11-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-19-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-15-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/31/16 F Patrick Patterson Knee injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. LA Lakers
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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