Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5)
The Washington Wizards (17-31) are headed to Amalie Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors (19-30). Toronto opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.5.
The Washington Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 109-87 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest with a 40.7% FG percentage (35 of 86) and converted 5 of their 25 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Wizards made 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 44 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the field on 40 out of 90 shooting. Dallas doled out 17 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Dallas snagged 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Dallas finished the game at 79.2% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 24 shots. They converted 10 of their 30 attempts from long range.
Russell Westbrook is one guy who played a role for the contest. He finished with 26 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He played 37:21 minutes and snagged 14 boards. Westbrook ended up going 45.8% from the field and earned 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Wizards was Davis Bertans. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 20:09 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the field in the game by shooting 4-of-9 (11 points). In all, Bertans earned 1 assist.
Washington comes into this one with a record of 17-31 so far this year. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 44.0 boards per game and is sitting with 1,183 dimes this season, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are shooting 34.2% on shots from downtown (504 of 1,473) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They average 113.5 points per contest (11th in basketball) while going 46.5% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 22.4 fouls. They are 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,160 surrendered for the season. The Wizards defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.2% (708 of 1,075) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 38.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 30th in basketball in PPG allowed (119.1).
For their last game, the Toronto Raptors took home the win by a final score of 130-77 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors recorded 43 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 53 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 14 steals for the matchup. The Warriors were called for 18 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Toronto converted 15 of their 35 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Raptors finished 47 for 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.4%. The Raptors permitted the Warriors to convert 26 out of 79 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 32.9% for the contest. They shot 32.4% from distance by connecting on 11 of 34 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). When talking about how they rebounded, Toronto allowed Golden State to grab 38 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Pascal Siakam was important for the Raptors for the matchup. He converted 14 out of 24 in this game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and earned 7 rebounds. Siakam earned 36 points in his 31:08 mins on the hardwood and added 5 assists in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Toronto was Gary Trent Jr.. He wrapped the game up with 1 assist in his 29:49 minutes played, and he put in 8 out of 14 from the floor. Trent finished going 57.1% from the floor while also contributing 24 points and 5 boards.
Toronto has a mark of 19-30 so far this year. The Raptors commit 22.1 personal fouls every game and they go 82.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.7 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Toronto has earned 5,503 points for the year (112.3 per contest) and they average 41.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Raptors are shooting 44.7% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the league. The Raptors on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 111.8. They are forcing 16.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (10th in basketball). The Toronto defense surrenders 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (684 of 1,827) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 26.2 dimes and 46.2 boards every game, which is 29th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-5)
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