Raptors vs. Wizards - 2/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (33-20) at Toronto Raptors (35-17)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TSN
The Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Washington Wizards look for their third straight win after going on a losing streak. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.3 points and 10.2 assists while Paul Pierce is averaging 12.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Nene Hilario is shooting 52.1 percent from the field. Despite the shaky play, the Washington Wizards are allowing 42.3 percent shooting from the field and 27.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Wizards have won 12 of their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points. Bradley Beal is questionable and Kris Humphries is doubtful with injuries.
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The Toronto Raptors are climbing up the standings with wins in eight of their last 10 games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 105.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.8 points and 7.2 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Louis Williams is shooting 39.3 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are allowing just 43.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have won four of their last six games when allowing less than 100 points. The Raptors are also 20-9 SU on their home court, which is the ninth best home record in the NBA.
The Wizards are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Toronto and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Raptors are one of the tougher teams to beat at home, and they've owned the Wizards ATS the last couple of seasons. I like Toronto to cover the reasonable chalk.