The Toronto Raptors are off to a good start winning 2 of 5 games on the road against top tier teams in the West. They faced the Clippers last Saturday that was lead by Kyle Lowry who scored 25 points of a 110-98 victory and snapped the Clipers 8-game home winning streak.
They also faced the Denver Nuggets, Kyle Lowry had 30 points and 11 assist, a double-double for the Villanova kid. Lou Williams also contributed with 31 points off the bench in a victory over the Nuggets. The Raptors first win in Pepsi Center since 2003-2004.
The Raptors have 3 more games before they go back home. They will face Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
ROAD TRIP “Statistics Prediction” (Click Image for Larger View)
Portland Trail Blazers(25-7)
The Category that stands out the most in this Match up is Turnovers. The Blazers turn it over 15.1 times per game against the Raptors 11.6. The Toronto Raptors takes care of the ball better and also the Extra scoring chances per game TOR (4.0) vs. POR (-1.6) . If we base it on these statistics alone,The Toronto Raptors should be able to Win this matchup.
Golden State Warriors(24-5)
The Golden State Warriors shoots the ball at 47.90%. They are an elite shooting team that is why they are at the top of the Western Conference right now. The only edge that the Raptors have is that the Warriors doesn’t rebound the ball well, only 10 rebounds per game and also 16 turnovers per game. This will be an exciting game because both teams likes to run the floor.
The team that could hold the Opposition under 100 will win the game.
The Pheonix Suns wins 2 of 9 categories against the Raptors. They only edged the Raptors in Steals and Blocks by a small margin. Again, the Raptors takes care of the ball better than Pheonix, they turn the ball over 15.1 times a game against 11.6 by the Raptors.
This should be a WIN for the Raptors.
The Toronto Raptors should be able to win 4 games out of 5 after the road trip.