Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/25/2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Washington Wizards travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Game 5 of their first round series. The series is tied 2-2. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7 point favorites.
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 38-46-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 40-44-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 46-40-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 45-41-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
04/13/18 G Jodie Meeks Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/23/18 G Fred VanVleet Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Washington
04/23/18 F OG Anunoby Ankle injured last game, is probable Wednesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Washington averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.59 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.9 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Toronto is 4th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.78. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Raptors are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
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 Washington +7
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