Portland Blazers at Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Tips 3/1/2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 38-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 113.5 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 45-17. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.2 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 35-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 31-30-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-29-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/27/19 G Evan Turner Knee is questionable Friday vs Toronto
02/27/19 C Enes Kanter Migraine is out Friday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.0 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 9.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.9 per game. The Blazers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 6th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Raptors surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 15th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Toronto is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 6th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -5
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