Friday, March 3, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 36-25. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 36-23. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 2.5.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.3 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. John Wall averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Toronto averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.2 per game. The Raptors allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Washington averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.53 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 113.2 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 33-27-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-28-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-25-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 34-24-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/25/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/02/17 PG Trey Burke Personal "?" Friday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +4
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