Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, October 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 25.5 as they are averaging 122.5 points per game while giving up 97.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 2-0. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.0 points per contest and giving up 88.0, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/17 C Jonas Valanciunas Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs. San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.5 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 7 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Rudy Gay has scored 13 points per contest while playing 23 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 26.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36 minutes per game. He also brings in 10 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 122.5 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 25.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 15 per game. The Raptors allow 97 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 24th in the NBA with 97 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 51 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per contest with 11. The Spurs give up 88 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 20.5 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 118, and their defensive rating of 93.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Toronto is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 26th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 27th in the league. The Spurs are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 92.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 18% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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