Sunday, April 2, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 12.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 28-48. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 46-30. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 47-29-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-37-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 42-33-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 41-35-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
03/31/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
03/31/17 F Robert Covington Knee out for season
03/28/17 PG Sergio Rodriguez Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Robert Covington averages 12.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.34 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.24 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.7 per game. The Raptors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 103 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 94.8 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 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -12.5
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