Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 21-7. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 7.6 as they average 115.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 19-9. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.4 points per contest and give up 110.5, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.1 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Durant averages 28.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Klay Thompson averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 115.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Raptors allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the league with 116.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.9. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Warriors surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game last season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 7th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Golden State is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 16th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +5.5
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