Saturday, January 9, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 22-15 and a road record of 11-9. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 4-34 and a home record of 2-13. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 93.1 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -12.1.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Toronto averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.7 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 5th with 13.7 per game. The Raptors allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 93.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -12.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.4 per game. The 76ers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 18-18-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-22-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-17-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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