Wizards vs. Raptors - 1/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (31-15) at Washington Wizards (31-16)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
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The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards play Saturday night at the Verizon Center.
The Toronto Raptors have won five straight games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 106 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.4 points and 7.4 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.1 points and four rebounds. Louis Williams is shooting 40.4 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are playing good defense during this stretch, as they’re allowing 43.8 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points. James Johnson is doubtful for this game with a hamstring injury.
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The Washington Wizards have split their last eight games and play their first home game in 10 days. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 14.8 points and 3.7 rebounds while Paul Pierce is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Rasual Butler is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards are allowing a lot of points but are holdng teams to 41.5 percent shooting in their last five games. The Wizards have won five of their last seven home games SU. John Wall and Nene Hilario are questionable for this game with injuries.
The Raptors are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
On thier home court, the Wizards are the better team of the two and should be able to cover the small number.