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Spurs vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds TOR -10.5, SA +412 | TOR -554 O/U 234.0
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-40, while going 23-31-0 vs the spread. Against the Raptors, the Spurs are looking to break out of a 9 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -16.56 points.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 128-104 loss to the Bulls. Going into this game, the team was 9 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got away from San Antonio in the 2nd half, as the Bulls extended their 3 point halftime lead to grab a 24 point win. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-30. So far, the team has gone 27-28-0 against the spread. Toronto comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 4.5 points per game
The Raptors are coming off a 106-103 win over the Grizzlies. This win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Toronto needed a strong 4th quarter effort in this game, as Grizzlies held a 8 point lead heading into the 4th. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 19 points while hitting 41.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Spurs saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Raptors, averaging 104.0 points per game. As for San Antonio, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 124.0 points per contest against the Raptors. The Raptors have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 17 points per game. San Antonio and Toronto averaged a combined 231 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game. In terms of pace, the Spurs are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.0 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.
Defensively, San Antonio has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).
Right now there are question marks across the board heading into this game for the Spurs as there is a chance they will be without their two leading scorers vs the Raptors. Before getting any money down on this game, be sure to check who is available, as Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones have a combined scoring average of 34.5 points per game. For the season, Johnson is 122nd in the NBA in player efficiency and 1st in usage percentage. Through 48 games, he has a field goal percentage of 44.1%. If he is able to take the floor, he will be facing a defense that is 24th in points allowed to small-forwards.
Through 55 games, the Raptors are averaging 113.0 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 9th, with an average of 19.5 made free-throws per game.
So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.
On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 24.7 points per game, placing him 21st in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 46.9% of his shots while accounting for 20.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 2nd in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.7 points per game, Fred VanVleet is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 105th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.7%.
Spurs vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +10.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 234.0