Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 4/27/2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, April 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors had a regular season record of 59-23. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently had a point differential of 7.8 as they averaged 111.7 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Wizards had an overall record of 43-39 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 106.6 points per game and surrendered 106.0, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 47-40-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 45-42-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 38-47-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 40-45-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/25/18 G Fred VanVleet Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
04/26/18 F Otto Porter Jr. Leg is probable Friday vs Toronto
04/13/18 G Jodie Meeks Suspension is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
John Wall averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.78 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 103.9 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 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 14th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.59. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Wizards surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Raptors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Wizards are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +5
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