Sunday, February 26, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Portland Blazers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 24-33. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 34-24. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 4.2.
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
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DeMar DeRozan averages 27.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Portland averages 107.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Blazers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Toronto averages 108.4 points per game this year which ranks them 5th 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 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 111.7. In terms of pace they average 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 113.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 95.1 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 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 23-34-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 31-26-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-25-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-26-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/25/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Toronto
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/25/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist expected to miss Sunday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -3.5
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