Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Toronto Raptors head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 1 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 52-18. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 112.5 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 41-29. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per contest and giving up 110.2, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-30-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-34-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-46-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-33-2 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/18/18 G Fred VanVleet Wrist is "?" Tuesday vs Orlando
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/19/18 F Larry Nance Jr. Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs Toronto
03/19/18 G Rodney Hood Back is "?" Wednesday vs Toronto
03/04/18 C Tristan Thompson Ankle is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 23.7 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.4 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Lebron James has scored 27.3 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 23.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.5 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.61 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.9 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.31. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Cavaliers give up 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 27th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98.1 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 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +1
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