Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/20/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -10
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (18-8, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Washington Wizards (8-17, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Friday. Toronto opens this game as 10 point favorites. The total is set at 232.
The Wizards are covering the spread 54.2% of the time, having gone 13-11-1 ATS. Toronto is covering 57.7% of the time, going 15-11-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/17/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/17/2019 Rui Hachimura PF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
12/5/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/18/2019 Fred VanVleet SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/18/2019 Marc Gasol C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/18/2019 Norman Powell SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
12/17/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Game Time Decision
11/26/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
Bradley Beal averages 27.6 points per contest in 37.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Davis Bertans comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Fred VanVleet averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Pascal Siakam scores 25.1 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 121.8 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Washington averages 117.7 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 27.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 105.4 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest. Toronto is 14th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.3. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 15.0.
The Wizards are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 116.7, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 30th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Toronto is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Raptors are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 4th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -10 and over 232 total points
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