Portland Blazers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Portland Blazers head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 29-22. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 34-15. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-23-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 21-30-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/01/18 C Jusuf Nurkic Quad injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/01/18 PG Fred VanVleet Personal is OUT Thursday vs Washington
01/30/18 G CJ Miles Knee is "?" Thursday vs Washington
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 22 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Damian Lillard averages 25.2 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Kyle Lowry has scored 16.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 104.9 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.88 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 103.1 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.24. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 22.8. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Raptors give up 103.8 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 28th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. 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 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +4.5
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