Toronto Raptors @ Utah Jazz Free Betting Pick November 18th

The Toronto Raptors play game 3 of their 5 game Western Conference road trip tonight as they take on the Utah Jazz.

(7-5) Toronto Raptors @ (5-5) Utah Jazz

Probable starting line-ups:

Toronto – PG – Kyle Lowry  SG – DeMar DeRozan  C – Jonas Valanciunas  SF – DeMarre Carroll  PF – Luis Scola

Utah – PG – Raul Neto  SG – Rodney Hood  C – Rudy Gobert  SF – Gordon Hayward  PF – Derrick Favors

Stats Leaders:

Toronto – PPG – DeMar DeRozan 21.7  RPG – Jonas Valanciunas 9.8  APG – Kyle Lowry 6.3

Utah – PPG – Alec Burks 16.2  RPG – Rudy Gobert 11.8  APG – Gordon Hayward 2.9

Team Scoring: (with league ranking in parentheses)

Toronto – PF – 102.7 (8th)  PA – 98.6 (9th)

Utah – PF – 95.5 (28th)  PA – 91.8 (3rd)

Overview:

The Toronto Raptors dropped their 2nd in a row last night as they were downed 115-110 at the Golden State Warriors. Starting shooting guard DeMar DeRozan tallied 28 points. He also had 6 assists and 5 rebounds. He shot 9 of 22 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free throw line. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry contributed with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. He was 7 of 15 from the field, 12 of 12 from the free throw line, and 2 of 7 from the 3 point line. Starting small forward DeMarre Carroll notched 17 points. He also had 6 steals, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. He was 7 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from the 3 point line. Backup point guard Cory Joseph produced 13 points off the bench. He also had 6 assists and 5 rebounds. He was 4 of 7 from the field and 5 of 8 from the free throw line. Starting center Jonas Valanciunas scored 9 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. He shot 3 of 9 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. Starting power forward Luis Scola totaled 6 points and 5 rebounds. He was 3 of 7 from the field and 0 of 2 from the free throw line. The team shot 46.8% from the field, 76.9% from the free throw line, and 33.3% from the 3 point line. They attempted 39 free throws and made 30 of them. They out-rebounded their opposition 40-34. They forced the Warriors in to 20 turnovers. They scored 54 points in the paint. They allowed the Warriors to score 26 fast break points. They were down 63-47 at halftime but outscored the Warriors 63-52 in the 2nd half. Tonight is their 9th road game of the season. They are 4-4 on the road thus far. Tonight is the 2nd game of a back to back. They are 2-0 in the 2nd game this season. Their next game is Friday at the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Utah Jazz snapped their 3 game losing skid with a 97-96 victory at the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday evening. Starting power forward Derrick Favors led the team in scoring with 23 points. He also had 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. He shot 11 of 20 from the field and 1 of 1 from the free throw line. Starting shooting guard Rodney Hood contributed with 20 points and 3 assists. He was 8 of 17 from the field and 4 of 9 from the 3 point line. Backup shooting guard Alec Burks tallied 18 points off the bench. He also had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. He was 7 of 13 from the field, 3 of 5 from the free throw line, and 1 of 3 from the 3 point line. Starting center Rudy Gobert notched a double-double as he poured in 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. He also had 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. He was 3 of 4 from the field and 5 of 7 from the free throw line. Backup point guard Trey Burke chipped in with 10 points and 5 assists. He shot 3 of 6 from the field, 2 of 2 from the free throw line, and 2 of 3 from the 3 point line. Backup small forward Gordon Hayward had 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. He was 3 of 9 from the field and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. The team shot 51.3% from the field, 70.6% from the free throw line, and 33.3% from the 3 point line. They attempted 21 shots beyond the arc while making 7 of them. They out-rebounded the Hawks 40-33. They scored 42 points in the paint. They turned the ball over 17 times. They trailed by 5 at halftime but outscored the Hawks by 6 in the 2nd half. Tonight is their 3rd home game of the season. They are 1-1 at home thus far. Including tonight they play 16 of their next 22 games at home. Their next game is Friday at the Dallas Mavericks.

Last season Toronto was victorious in both meetings with Utah. On November 15th 2014, the Raptors rolled to a 111-93 home win. On December 3rd 2014, the Raptors cruised to a 123-104 road victory. The Raptors have won the last 4 meetings.

Prediction:

The Raptors own this series lately as they’ve won the last 4 meetings by an average margin of 19 points per game.

Take the Raptors +4 (1.90) (Bet365)

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