San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 2/8/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors will compete against the San Antonio Spurs at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.
The Spurs faced off with the Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 128-104 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Spurs walked away with 23 while the Bulls finished the game with 12 personal fouls. They converted 6 of 22 attempts from long range. Chicago went 88.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 22 of 25 attempts. Moreover, Chicago collected 49 rebounds (7 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Chicago recorded 27 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. In the matter of defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 56.2% from the floor on 50 out of 89 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists for this game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 38 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 16 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 94.1%. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (40 of 90) and knocked down 8 of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Keldon Johnson is one player who came through in the matchup. He accumulated 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Johnson walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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San Antonio comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-40 on the season. They cough up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 42.7 boards per contest and has totaled 1,469 assists this season, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing. The Spurs are shooting 34.3% on 3-pointers (567 of 1,655) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.6 points per outing (22nd in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are giving up 40.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 30th in basketball in PPG allowed (122.6). The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 51.2% (2,488 of 4,862) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 28th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,439 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Raptors took home the win by a final score of 106-103 when they played the Grizzlies. In reference to how they rebounded, Toronto allowed Memphis to get 44 overall (8 on the offensive side). They finished 37.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 10 out of 27 and ended up going 17 of 23 from the free throw line (73.9%). The Raptors permitted the Grizzlies to make 38 out of 78 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 48.7% for the contest. Overall, the Raptors finished shooting 44 for 101 from the floor which had them shooting 43.6%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Toronto made 11 out of 36 attempts (30.6%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a clip of 58.3%. The Grizzlies were called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Raptors recorded 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 42 for the contest.
Pascal Siakam pitched in for the Raptors for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 41.2%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Siakam earned 19 points in his 28 minutes of playing time and had 5 dimes in the matchup.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 25-30 for the season. As an offensive team, the Raptors are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Toronto has scored 6,216 points this year (113.0 per game) and they average 42.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.2 times per game (24th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 11.7 times per game. The Raptors are committing 20.3 fouls per contest and they go 78.7% from the free throw line.
The Toronto defense gives up 37.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (693 of 1,855) and their opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 26.0 assists and 42.7 boards per game, which is ranked 25th and 10th in the NBA. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.4. They are forcing 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 49.1% from the floor (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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