Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 109.3 points per contest while giving up 102.6 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 5-3. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 94.4, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 2-5-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Rudy Gobert averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Ricky Rubio averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Toronto averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.71 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 94.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.9 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game this season. Utah is 28th in the league with 97.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Jazz are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.3.
The Raptors are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Utah is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Jazz are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 29th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +1.5
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