Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 1.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 28-11. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 113.1 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 21-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.5 points per game and surrender 109.2, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 17-21-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 21-17-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/01/19 PG Kyle Lowry Back is questionable Thursday vs San Antonio
01/01/19 SF Norman Powell Personal is questionable Thursday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
01/01/19 SF Rudy Gay Wrist is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
Serge Ibaka averages 15.9 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Toronto averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. San Antonio is 14th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 8th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 19th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +1.5
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