Spurs vs Raptors 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -2
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (25-13, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (16-21, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Sunday. San Antonio opens this contest as 2 point underdogs. The total is set at 220.
The Spurs cover the spread 38.9% of the time, having gone 14-22-1 ATS. Toronto is covering 55.3% of the time, going 21-17-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/19/19 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
12/19/19 PF Pascal Siakam Groin is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is upgraded to probable Sunday vs San Antonio
01/07/20 PG Fred VanVleet Hamstring is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.2 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 22.4 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Serge Ibaka averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Kyle Lowry scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 38.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 7.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 115.3 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. San Antonio averages 114.2 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
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 23rd with 25.0 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest. Toronto is 15th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.0. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.8.
The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Toronto is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -2 and over 220 total points
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