Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 29-12. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 112.4 points per contest while giving up 104.3 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 19-20. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 108.1, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 24-17-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/13/18 PG Kyle Lowry Back is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/11/18 F Amir Johnson Illness is "?" Monday vs Toronto
01/11/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Toronto
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. DeMar DeRozan averages 25.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.07 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 104.3 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 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.31. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.1. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.9. The 76ers surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 24th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +4
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