Saturday, March 11, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 4 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 38-26. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 31-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.4 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Goran Dragic averages 20.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Toronto averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.94 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Miami averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.48 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-28-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-30-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-26-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/10/17 F DeMarre Carroll Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Atlanta
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -4
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