Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 31-14. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 111.3 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Hawks have an overall record of 14-32. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 24-21-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-19-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-24-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Serge Ibaka averages 13.2 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dennis Schroder averages 20 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.27 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.7 per game. The Raptors allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 103.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.89. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hawks are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Hawks surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7.5
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