Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/2/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The Toronto Raptors are en route to AT&T Center on Wednesday where they will take on the San Antonio Spurs.
The Raptors played the Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 139-109 in their last contest. Toronto wrapped up the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (46 out of 92) and made 14 of their 34 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 33 of 40 shots for a percentage of 82.5%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 13 steals. Regarding defending, Toronto allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the field on 39 of 84 shooting. Atlanta recorded 28 dimes and had 1 steal for the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta grabbed 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. Atlanta went 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 20 of their 25 shots. They made 11 of 29 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Raptors left the arena with 22 and the Hawks finished the game with 27 personal fouls.
Pascal Siakam is one player who was a major contributor in the game. Siakam finished shooting 38.1% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also collected 12 boards. He finished with 31 points on 8 of 21 shooting.
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Toronto will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 4-3 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per game and as a team they commit 21.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is collecting 42.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 167 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 14th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are hitting 38.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (91 of 239) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They average 109.7 pts per game (24th in the league) while connecting on 45.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Raptors have forced 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are 20th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 180 surrendered on the year. The Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (265 of 561) and they surrender 40.6 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 37.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG allowed (106.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Spurs took home the win by a final score of 107-98 when they played the Timberwolves. When talking about cleaning the glass, San Antonio allowed Minnesota to collect 45 in all (16 offensive). They shot 13.8% from beyond the arc by hitting 4 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 20 from the charity stripe (70.0%). The Spurs permitted the Timberwolves to convert 40 of their 99 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.4% for the matchup. Overall, the Spurs shot 36 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 41.9%. With respect to shooting from downtown, San Antonio knocked down 16 of 40 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.0%. The Timberwolves earned 23 personal fouls in this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Spurs earned 38 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the matchup.
Keldon Johnson was important for the Spurs for the contest. Johnson recorded 25 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 8 dimes in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 15 for the game for a rate of 53.3%, and had 6 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 5-2 this season. As an offense, the Spurs are shooting 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in basketball. San Antonio has scored 826 points on the year (118.0 per game) and they collect 44.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 31.1 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.6 times per contest. The Spurs commit 19.7 fouls per game and they shoot 75.9% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 34.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (75 of 216) and their opposition makes 81.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 26.6 dimes and 42.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 24th and 12th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the league in PPG given up with 118.6. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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