Friday, March 10, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 38-26. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 35-29. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.4 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Paul Millsap averages 18.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 7.9 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 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Toronto averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.94 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.8 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 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 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%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-28-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-30-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-35-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-37-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/08/17 F DeMarre Carroll Ankle "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -2.5
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