Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 34-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 28-16. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Kyle Lowry averages 22.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
San Antonio averages 107.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13 per game. The Spurs allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Toronto averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 113.8 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 94 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 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.3 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 Raptors rating on offense is 114.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 26-17-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 26-16-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-17-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-17-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/23/17 F Kawhi Leonard Hand probable Monday vs. Brooklyn
01/23/17 G Manu Ginobili Back "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
01/22/17 PG Tony Parker Ankle expected to miss Monday vs. Brooklyn & Tuesday vs. Toronto
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/23/17 G DeMar DeRozan Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
01/22/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -2.5
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