Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Toronto Raptors head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 109.8 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Pacers have an overall mark of 10-8. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/23/17 G CJ Miles Personal is "?" Friday vs. Indiana
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/23/17 G Victor Oladipo Head is probable Friday vs. Toronto
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.2 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 7 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Darren Collison has scored 12.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Victor Oladipo averages 22.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 109.8 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 103.8 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 6th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.56. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.9. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Pacers give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Indiana is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 13th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -3.5
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