Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-4.5)
The Washington Wizards (6-15) play the Toronto Raptors (11-13) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. Washington opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The total opens at 227.
The Toronto Raptors faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and notched a win by a score of 128-113 in their last contest. Toronto walked away from the game with a 54.5% FG percentage (42 of 77) and knocked down 20 of their 37 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Raptors made 24 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 28 assists for the contest as well as having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, Toronto allowed their opponent to shoot 42.5% from the floor on 37 out of 87 shooting. Memphis totaled 27 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Grizzlies grabbed 42 rebounds (19 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Memphis finished the contest at 89.7% when shooting free throws by burying 26 of 29 shots. They buried 13 of their 39 tries from beyond the arc.
Pascal Siakam is one guy who came through in the game. He recorded 32 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 39:02 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Siakam finished the game at 61.1% from the floor and also totaled 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Raptors was Fred VanVleet. He collected 3 rebounds and also tallied 9 dimes. He finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor in this game by connecting on 8-of-14 (32 points). When the game finished, VanVleet played for 38:38 min.
Toronto heads into this contest with a mark of 11-13 so far this season. They average 113.3 pts per game (12th in the league) while going 44.7% from the floor. The Raptors are hitting 38.4% on shots from downtown (384 of 1,000) and 82.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is pulling in 42.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 596 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a group they commit 22.4 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Raptors are able to force 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are ranked 29th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 637 surrendered so far this season. The Raptors defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (405 of 466) and they surrender 44.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 37.5% on 3-point attempts and they are 16th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.5).
In their last game, the Washington Wizards got the victory with a final of 105-101 against the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for the game. They also turned away 4 tries while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Bulls committed 26 personal fouls for this contest which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 36 attempts. They were able to convert 27 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to shots from distance, Washington converted 6 of 26 tries (23.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards shot 36 out of 86 from the floor which had them at 41.9%. The Wizards allowed the Bulls to convert 36 of 85 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 42.4% for the game. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from beyond the perimeter via 9 out of 30 and finished the contest at 20 of 24 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Regarding how they rebounded, Washington allowed Chicago to get 50 in all (10 offensive).
Bradley Beal ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards in this contest. He buried 10 out of 24 for the matchup giving him a rate of 41.7%, which earned him 35 points. Beal pulled down 5 rebounds in his 34:57 mins of time on the hardwood and totaled 7 assists for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Washington was Rui Hachimura. He notched 19 points in 36:19 mins on the court by way of 7 out of 13 shooting in the game. Hachimura walked away from this one going 53.8% from the field as well as collecting 2 assists and 10 boards.
Washington has a win-loss record of 6-15 for the season. The Wizards are committing 22.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.0 times per game (14th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per game. Washington has totaled 2,390 pts so far this year (113.8 per contest) and they pull in 43.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wizards are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. The Wizards defensively are ranked 30th in the league in points per game surrendered with 120.1. They have relinquished 24.2 assists and 46.8 rebounds per contest, which is 13th and 25th in the NBA. The Washington defense surrenders 39.1% on 3-point attempts (282 of 722) and their opposition knocks down 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.1% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-4.5)
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