Toronto at Washington Expert NBA Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Toronto Raptors head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 32-12. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 113.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 18-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 113.0 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-23-1 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 25-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 16-25-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 25-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 27.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Serge Ibaka averages 16.1 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Otto Porter scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 24.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 113.4 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 45.0 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 107.8 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 8th in the NBA with 113.0 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.35. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.3. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Wizards give up 116.3 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -7.5
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