Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs 2/8/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs 2/8/23
Wed 8th February 2023

The Toronto Raptors (25-30, 15-12 Home) host the San Antonio Spurs (14-40, 5-19 Away), who will be hoping to snap their losing skid, on Wednesday. San Antonio was dismantled by the Chicago Bulls 128-104 at United Center on Monday, their ninth consecutive loss. Keldon Johnson was a top performer in the losing effort with 21 points. The Spurs are the 14th seed in the Western Conference.

Toronto won a close one on Sunday at FedExForum, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 106-103. Pascal Siakam recorded 19 points to top the scoresheet. With 17 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Boucher also had an impressive game.

The Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. After taking the only earlier season meeting against San Antonio 143-100 at AT&T Center in November 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory, Toronto will be aiming for a season sweep.

Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 24 points, while Siakam had a triple double with 22 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points in defeat. The Spurs have been led this season by Johnson, who is averaging 21.7 points per game.

Meanwhile, Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is dishing 6.3 assists. Siakam has powered the Raptors’ offense, averaging 24.7 points per game. Siakam also has posted 7.9 rebounds per game.

Fred VanVleet has distributed 6.5 assists per game. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Scotiabank Arena (5-5). San Antonio has lost 11 straight away from home this season.

San Antonio is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -14.1 (112.5-126.6). Toronto has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 116.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.8 (+2.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Malaki Branham: 20.6 | 11.9 | +8.7
Tre Jones: 13.3 | 22.7 | -9.4
Points per game:
Jeremy Sochan: 15.7 | 9.9 | +5.8
Tre Jones: 5.3 | 12.8 | -7.5
Assists per game:
Josh Richardson: 4.3 | 3.3 | +1.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 24.0 | 17.7 | +6.3
Points per game:
Precious Achiuwa: 14.0 | 10.3 | +3.7
Rebounds per game:
Precious Achiuwa: 9.2 | 6.5 | +2.7
Pascal Siakam: 5.6 | 7.9 | -2.3
Assists per game:
Pascal Siakam: 3.8 | 6.2 | -2.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors -11.5 (-105)

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