Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 7-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8.4 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 1-6. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 103.4 points per contest and give up 118.1, which is a point differential of -14.7.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 7-1-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/01/18 PG Fred VanVleet Toe is questionable Friday vs Phoenix
11/01/18 SF OG Anunoby Personal is questionable Friday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/01/18 G Devin Booker Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Toronto
11/01/18 PG Isaiah Canaan Ankle is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry averages 18.5 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 11.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
T.J. Warren averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Devin Booker averages 27.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Toronto averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 118.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 28.7 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Phoenix is 28th in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -14.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.0.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.5, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Toronto is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league.
Phoenix is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 117, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 28th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +8.5
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