San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 30-16. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 97.9 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 30-13. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-20-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-28-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is "?" Friday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/17/18 PG Fred VanVleet Knee is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.5 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Serge Ibaka averages 13.4 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. DeMar DeRozan averages 25.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.46 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.9 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the league with 112 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.67. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Raptors surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Spurs are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. San Antonio is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -6
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