Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors NBA Tips 12/1/2019
Game: Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -3
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (14-4, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Utah Jazz (12-7, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Toronto as 3 point favorites. The over/under is set at 209.5.
The Jazz are covering the spread 42.1% of the time, having gone 8-11-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 66.7% of the time, going 12-6-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/29/2019 Dewan Hernandez C Thumb Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Serge Ibaka PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Kyle Lowry PG Thumb Game Time Decision
11/26/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
11/18/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 22.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Pascal Siakam averages 25.1 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Fred VanVleet averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.8 per game. The Jazz allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 12th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Raptors are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Raptors surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Jazz are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 8th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Toronto is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +3
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