Raptors vs Spurs: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 26, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 25, 2020

The Toronto Raptors (0-1) take on the San Antonio Spurs (1-0) at on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 8:30 PM ET on KENS. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of December 25, 2020, 4:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Spurs Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 26

Raptors:
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee)

Spurs:
Derrick White: Out (Toe),
Quinndary Weatherspoon: Out (Knee)

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Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 60 22.9 7.3 3.5 1.0 0.9 2.2
Kyle Lowry 58 19.4 5.0 7.5 1.4 0.4 2.8
Fred VanVleet 54 17.6 3.8 6.6 1.8 0.3 2.7
Norman Powell 52 16.0 3.7 1.8 1.2 0.4 2.1
Aron Baynes 42 11.5 5.7 1.6 0.2 0.5 1.4

Spurs Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 68 22.1 5.5 5.6 1.0 0.3 0.1
LaMarcus Aldridge 53 18.9 7.4 2.4 0.7 1.6 1.2
Patty Mills 66 11.6 1.6 1.8 0.8 0.1 2.3
Derrick White 68 11.3 3.3 3.5 0.6 0.9 1.2
Dejounte Murray 66 10.9 5.8 4.1 1.7 0.3 0.6

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Raptors had a 45.6% shooting percentage from the field, which was 1.3% lower than the 46.9% of shots the Spurs’ opponents made.
  • In games Toronto shot higher than 46.9% from the field, it went 25-9-1 against the spread and 33-2 overall.
  • San Antonio had an 18-8-1 record against the spread and an 18-9 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 45.6% of their shots from the field.
  • The Spurs shot at a 47.2% rate from the field last season, 4.4 percentage points above the 42.8% shooting opponents of the Raptors averaged.
  • Last season, San Antonio had a 26-29-1 record against the spread and a 28-28 record overall in games the team collectively shot over 42.8% from the field.
  • Toronto went 42-27-1 against the spread and 53-17 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot above 47.2% from the field.
  • The Raptors shot 37.2% from beyond the arc last season, 0.1% lower than the 37.3% the Spurs allowed to opponents.
  • Toronto assembled a 28-12-1 record against the spread and a 37-4 straight-up record in games last season when the team connected on more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • San Antonio put up a 17-14-1 against the spread while going 20-12 overall in games last season when its opponents shot better than 37.2% from downtown.
  • The Spurs’ three-point shooting percentage last season (37.6%) was only 3.9 percentage points higher than opponents of the Raptors averaged (33.7%).
  • San Antonio had a 24-20-1 ATS record and is 25-20 straight-up when the team hit more than 33.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Toronto had a 34-23-1 ATS record and a 44-14 straight-up record last season when it hit more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Raptors’ 13.9 made three-pointers per game last season were 3.2 more made shots on average than the 10.7 per game the Spurs gave up.
  • When Toronto made more threes than its opponents last season, it went 27-14-1 against the spread and 32-10 overall. When San Antonio was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 17-27-2 ATS and 20-26 straight up.
  • The Spurs made the 26th-most three-pointers in the league a season ago, while the Raptors allowed the 25th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Raptors vs Spurs Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Spurs AVG Spurs Rank
13th 112.3 Points Scored 114.1 8th
1st 106.3 Points Allowed 115.2 25th
12th 45.3 Rebounds 44.6 21st
24th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 9 27th
3rd 13.9 3pt Made 10.7 26th
11th 25.2 Assists 24.7 13th
16th 13.8 Turnovers 12.2 3rd

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