Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 20-8. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 112.3 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 18-12. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 94.9, good for a point differential of 4.2.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.9 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 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.3 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rodney Hood averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Toronto averages 112.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 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 49.8 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 5th 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 18th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Utah averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Jazz allow 94.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 117.6 and a defensive rating of 107.9. 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 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 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 Jazz rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 91 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-8-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 19-9-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-14-0 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
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/22/16 G Rodney Hood Illness missed last game, probable Friday vs. Toronto
12/17/16 PG George Hill Toe out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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