Wizards vs Raptors 1/17/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -11
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (26-14, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Washington Wizards (13-27, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Friday, January 17, 2020. Washington opens this game as 11 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 230.
The Wizards cover the spread 48.7% of the time, having gone 19-20-1 ATS. Toronto is covering 55.0% of the time, going 22-18-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/07/20 PG Fred VanVleet Hamstring is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 27.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Ish Smith comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Kyle Lowry averages 20.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 38.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Pascal Siakam averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 119.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Washington averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.2 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Toronto is 15th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Raptors are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 116 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Toronto is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +11
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