Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, December 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 15-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 7.7 as they average 110.4 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 20-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 117.1 points per contest and give up 108.4, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 16-7-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/02/18 PG Kyle Lowry Back missed last game, is probable Monday vs Denver
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.4 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 117.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Raptors surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 4th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Denver is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Toronto is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 7th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -2.5
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