Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors - 12/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (10-13) vs Washington Wizards (14-9)
Game Info: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -1.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 106 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.3 points and 5 rebounds, while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 16.2 points and 2.3 assists. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Kuzma is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 104.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.3 points and 6.2 assists, while OG Anunoby is averaging 20.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 Sunday games. The Wizards are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto.
Neither of these teams are playing good basketball as of late, but it's far to say it's the Wizards who have been the better team overall this season. This line is rather confusing. The Toronto Raptors have shown zero consistency this season, and they're losing their five games by an average of 3.8 points, while they also lose at home by an average of 3.8 points. The Wizards have the best player on the floor and have head and shoulders the better offense. Feels like the wrong team is favored here.
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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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