Raptors at Wizards - 4/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (49-36) at Washington Wizards (49-36)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, TSN, CSNB
The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards play game four of their playoff series Sunday afternoon.
The Toronto Raptors hope to get this win so they can at least extend the series another game. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 assists while Amir Johnson is averaging 14 points and 8.3 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 1.7 assists and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors have allowed 223 points in their last two games, and they’ve lost seven of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points. The Raptors also aren’t getting anything from Kyle Lowry, who is shooting just 23.8 percent from the field in this series. The Raptors have to play far better than what they did in the first three games if this series will be extended. The Raptors have split their last 10 road games.
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The Washington Wizards have a chance to be the first team to advance to the second round with a win. Bradley Beal is averaging 20 points and 6.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 18.3 points and 13.3 assists. Paul Pierce is shooting 53.8 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 48.6 percent from two and 39.4 percent from three in this series. The Wizards are getting anything they want right now and haven’t even needed a big boost from Nene Hilario. The Wizards may currently be playing their best basketball of the season. The Wizards have have won five of their last six home games.
The Raptors are 9-22-1 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Wizards are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Wizards don't want to go back to Toronto. The Raptors don't play enough defense to get to that point. This series is over, folks. Take Washington to win this game rather easily.