Toronto Raptors at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 111.0 points per contest while giving up 100.8 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 4-2. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per contest and giving up 98.2, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 4-1-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-2-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/29/17 C Jonas Valanciunas Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/28/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kyle Lowry averages 12.4 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Damian Lillard averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 24.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.4 per game. The Raptors allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 19.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.17. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.3. The Blazers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Blazers surrender 98.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 99.6, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 14th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Toronto is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Portland is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 18th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +2
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