Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards (5-2) will attempt to defeat the Toronto Raptors (5-3) on Wednesday.
The Raptors played the Knicks and walked away with a win by a score of 113-104 in their last contest. Toronto finished the game having earned a 43.4% FG percentage (43 of 99) and buried 14 out of their 42 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 13 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 92.9%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 48 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists for this game as well as creating 4 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When it comes to defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 46.1% from the floor on 35 out of 76 shooting. New York dished out 41 dimes and had 20 steals in the matchup. Additionally, New York pulled down 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 rejections. New York finished the game at 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of 24 attempts. They converted 16 out of their 38 attempts from distance.
OG Anunoby is a guy who was important in the matchup. He accounted for 36 points on 13 of 27 shooting. He played 41 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Anunoby walked away from this one shooting 48.1% from the field and also earned 2 dimes.
Toronto heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3 on the year. They average 104.9 points per contest (19th in the NBA) while hitting 42.7% from the floor. The Raptors are hitting 32.6% from downtown (88 of 270) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is snagging 48.4 boards per contest and has 162 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 15th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.9 times per game and as a group they commit 18.8 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Raptors are forcing 18.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. The Raptors defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (294 of 658) and they surrender 42.4 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 175 surrendered so far this year. They give up 35.4% on shots from downtown while they are 4th in basketball in PPG allowed (100.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wizards walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 118-111 when they played the Hawks. The Wizards corralled 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 12 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Hawks were called for 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, Washington buried 13 of 39 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Wizards went 41 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7%. The Wizards allowed the Hawks to convert 38 out of their 83 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.8% for this contest. They finished 38.2% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 29 at the free throw line (100.0%). With respect to rebounding, Washington allowed Atlanta to get 34 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Spencer Dinwiddie ended up having an impact for the Wizards in this matchup. He buried 5 out of 11 in the game for a rate of 45.5%, and had 5 rebounds. Dinwiddie recorded 14 points in his 29 minutes on the court and tallied 10 dimes for the matchup.
Washington has a record of 5-2 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are shooting 44.5% from the field, which ranks 16th in the NBA. Washington has scored 787 pts this season (112.4 per game) and they pull in 48.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.4 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per contest. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.0% from the free throw line. The Wizards on defense are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.9. They relinquish 22.3 dimes and 47.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 11th and 23rd in the league. The Washington defense allows 29.6% on shots from 3-point land (63 of 213) and their opposition knocks down 82.6% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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