Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Toronto Raptors head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a regular season record of 1-0. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8 as they average 111 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 0-1. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 0-1-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 1-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 0-1-0 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 1-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/18/18 SF OG Anunoby Facial is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
10/17/18 G Delon Wright Thigh is questionable Friday vs Boston
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/19/18 C Dwight Howard Back is questionable Saturday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 27 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1 rebound per contest and distributes 8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 83% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24 points per contest in 37 minutes per game. He averages 2 assists per game and 13 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Bradley Beal scores 20 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per game. He hauls in 1 rebound per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. John Wall averages 26 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 116 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 10 per game. The Raptors allow 104 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 17 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 10th in the NBA with 112 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 40 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 19. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Wizards give up 113 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 55 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 25th in the league.
Washington is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 20th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 12th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +2.5
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