Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Washington Wizards head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 113.5 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 5-3. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.3 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/04/17 PG John Wall Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/04/17 F CJ Miles Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Washington
John Wall comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Bradley Beal averages 24.1 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyle Lowry has scored 13.1 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 7.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 113.5 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.63 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 110.9 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 6th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 22.5. The Raptors are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Raptors give up 102.3 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Washington is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Toronto is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 23rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +1
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