Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 34-15. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 111.1 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 28-22. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-27-2 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/30/18 G CJ Miles Knee is "?" Thursday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.4 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Otto Porter averages 13.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Toronto averages 111.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.24 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Washington is 9th in the league with 107 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.64. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Wizards are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Washington is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -4
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