Raptors vs. Spurs - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (18-4) at Toronto Raptors (13-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +5 -- Over/Under: 188 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TSN
The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre.
The San Antonio Spurs look to remain red hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 100.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 13.1 points and five assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing just 39 percent shooting in their last five games. The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 of their last 15 regular season road games. Kawhi Leonard is questionable with an illness.
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The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 22.2 points and 6.2 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Cory Joseph is dishing 2.9 assists and Luis Scola is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 42.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have won six straight when allowing less than 100 points. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight home games. Lucas Nogueira is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Spurs are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Spurs have beaten the Raptors in eight of the last nine meetings and are flat out rolling at both ends of the floor. So while the Raptors aren't a pushover and the points are interesting, I have to side with the better team and the reasonable chalk.