Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 8-16. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 107.1 points per contest while giving up 115.8 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 14-7. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/04/17 SG Devin Booker Knee is probable Monday vs Philadelphia
12/04/17 F TJ Warren Head is probable Monday vs Philadelphia
12/02/17 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Devin Booker averages 23.6 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.5 per game. The Suns allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.19. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Raptors are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Raptors surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Suns are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Toronto is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 20th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -12.5
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