Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 33-16 and a road record of 15-10. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 97 per contest. Toronto is 8-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-8. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 24-26 and a home record of 15-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 0. Portland has a division record of 8-3 and a conference record of 18-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.8 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Damian Lillard averages 24 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Toronto averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.7 per game. The Raptors allow 97 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Portland averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 93.4 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 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Trail Blazers score 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 104 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.4 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 26-22-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 25-22-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 25-24-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/03/16 F James Johnson Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Portland
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
02/03/16 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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