Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 21-8. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 112.0 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 13-19. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per game and surrendering 112.8, good for a point differential of -4.0.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.8 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Toronto averages 112 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.8 per game. The Raptors allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Portland averages 108.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 117.4 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 95.1 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 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 114.4. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 20-8-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 20-9-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-12-0 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
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/24/16 PG Damian Lillard Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Toronto
12/24/16 G Evan Turner Foot "?" Monday vs. Toronto
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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