Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/17/2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Washington Wizards head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Game 2 of their 1st round series. The Raptors lead the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards head into this matchup after finishing the regular season with a mark of 43-39. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 0.6 as they averaged 106.6 points per contest while giving up 106.0 per game. The Raptors had an overall mark of 59-23. They finished 1st in the Atlantic Division. They totaled 111.7 points per contest and gave up 103.9, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 37-44-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 37-43-2 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 43-38-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 41-40-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
04/13/18 G Jodie Meeks Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/14/18 G Fred VanVleet Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Wall averages 19.4 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.6 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 23 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.6 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.59 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 106 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.78. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 24.3. The Raptors are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Raptors give up 103.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Washington is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -7.5
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