Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 11 point favorites. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 27-13. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-32. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 114.9, good for a point differential of -9.6.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.2 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.4 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Toronto averages 111.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nets force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 115.9 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. 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 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets rating on offense is 102.7 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 102 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 25-14-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 26-14-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-20-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/16/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -11
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