Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 17-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.4 as they average 114.2 points per contest while giving up 111.8 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 20-5. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 116.6 points per contest and give up 108.3, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-10-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/04/18 G Ben Simmons Ankle is probable Wednesday vs Toronto
12/02/18 SF Wilson Chandler Quad is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Joel Embiid averages 27.0 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 13.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 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
Philadelphia averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game. The 76ers allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Raptors are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Raptors surrender 108.3 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 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The 76ers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Toronto is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 7th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. 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 76ers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -6
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