Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Washington Wizards head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 34-23. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 36-24. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. John Wall averages 22.9 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Washington averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.39 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Toronto averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.22 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 28th 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 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.2 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 113.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-25-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 34-22-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 33-26-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-27-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/25/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +3
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