Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/27/2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Denver Nuggets head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 40-33. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 54-20. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.4 points per contest and giving up 104.3, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 33-37-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 37-36-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-34-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 37-36-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/17/18 G Gary Harris Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Wilson Chandler comes into this game averaging 10.3 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 17.7 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 6 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kyle Lowry has scored 16.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 109.8 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.56 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 25 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.3 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.11. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 24.1. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Raptors give up 104.3 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Denver is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. 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 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +3
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