Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 27-13. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 13-26. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -5.9.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% 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 7.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.2 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Toronto averages 111.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 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 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 115.9 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 95.5 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 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 101.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 25-14-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 26-14-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-22-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/16/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/17/17 F Nerlens Noel Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
01/17/17 PG TJ McConnell Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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