Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 17-7. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 111.5 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 6-18. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -7.6.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.2 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 13 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Toronto averages 111.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 117.1 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 99.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 17-6-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 17-7-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/12/16 G DeMar DeRozan Personal probable Monday vs. Milwaukee
12/11/16 F Bruno Caboclo Knee "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/11/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist "?"
12/11/16 C Joel Embiid Elbow "?"
12/11/16 F Nerlens Noel Ankle injured last game, "?"
12/11/16 PG Sergio Rodriguez Flu "?"
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +8.5
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