Portland Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/7/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -1
OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors (24-12, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Portland Trail Blazers (15-22, 4th in the Northwest Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Portland opens this matchup as 1 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Blazers are covering the spread 40.0% of the time, having gone 14-21-2 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 58.3% of the time, going 21-15-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
01/05/20 SG CJ McCollum Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/19/19 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
12/19/19 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/19/19 PF Pascal Siakam Groin is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 22.3 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Damian Lillard averages 27.1 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
OG Anunoby scores 10.9 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Fred VanVleet averages 18.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 112.3 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.2 per game. The Blazers allow 114.0 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 15th in the NBA with 110.8 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.56. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.8. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Raptors give up 105.2 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 24th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Toronto is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -1
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