Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 13-4. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8.4 as they average 116.8 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 3-14. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 118.2, which is a point differential of -10.9.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/19/18 SF CJ Miles Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/19/18 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/17/18 SF OG Anunoby Wrist is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/20/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
11/20/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry averages 15.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 10.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Kent Bazemore averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Toronto averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.9 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 48.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.8.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 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 25th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 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 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +8
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