Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 17-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 110.5 points per contest while giving up 103.2 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 9-19. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 115.0, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Mike James averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.32 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 11th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.93. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20. The Suns are 6th in turnovers per game with 16. The Suns surrender 115 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -8
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