Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 108.8 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 11-3. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per contest and giving up 102.9, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/13/17 G Norman Powell Hip injured last game, is doubtful Tuesday vs. Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/12/17 C Nene Hilario Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 91%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.7 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.2 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon has scored 22.9 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. James Harden averages 30.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 108.8 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.42 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 14.7 per game. The Raptors allow 104.3 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 3rd in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.21. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 21.8. The Rockets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The Rockets give up 102.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 15th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Toronto is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Houston is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +5
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