Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Parlay 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 109.0 points per contest while giving up 98.2 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 3-4. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per contest and giving up 104.4, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 5-1-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/30/17 C Jonas Valanciunas Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
10/30/17 F Serge Ibaka Knee is "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.7 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Will Barton averages 13.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Nikola Jokic has scored 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 98.2 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 20.7 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Toronto averages 109 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.83 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 104.4 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year. Denver is 18th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.43. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 22.6. The Nuggets are 18th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Raptors are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Toronto is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 24th in the league.
Denver is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Nuggets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -1.5 and under 214 total points
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