Friday, January 8, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 22-15 and a road record of 11-9. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 15-18 and a home record of 8-10. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -3.2.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
John Wall averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Otto Porter averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Toronto averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.7 per game. The Raptors allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Washington averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 15 per game. The Wizards allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 18-18-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 18-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 19-14-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
01/07/16 C DeJuan Blair Knee "?" Friday vs. Toronto
01/07/16 F Kris Humphries Knee "?" Friday vs. Toronto
01/02/16 F Drew Gooden Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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