Friday, January 20, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, January 20, 2017. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 28-14. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 111.0 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 21-21. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 1.4.
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DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 28.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% 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 7.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Cody Zeller averages 10.8 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Toronto averages 111 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 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 19.2 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Charlotte averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 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 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 115.5 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 95.6 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 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-15-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-15-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-21-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
01/19/17 F DeMarre Carroll Neck injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
01/19/17 C Lucas Nogueira Eye "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
01/19/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/19/17 G Jeremy Lamb Foot "?" Friday vs. Toronto
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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