Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 1 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 29-19. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 109.6 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 30-18. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 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%.
Al Horford averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Toronto averages 109.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Boston averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 114.2 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-19-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 29-19-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-20-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-21-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -1
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