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(43-39) Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (59-23)
Date: Wednesday April 25
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -7
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
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The 1-8 first round series featuring the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards is even with both squads holding home court prowess and Game 5 occurring in Toronto.
Washington was never a true eight seed and showed why in their back to back wins at home. The Wizards have been extremely vocal about the whistle with Marcin Gortat saying the calls are soft. This was partly due to Bradley Beal picking up his sixth foul at 4:58 of the final frame Sunday.
However, Beal had one of his third quarter fouls put on a teammate. Moreover, in the fourth quarter the Wizards won the free throw (12-2) and foul (3-10) categories with Toronto collecting 5 fouls to 1 after Beal’s exit with their only two free throws coming with: 16 seconds remaining in the game.
Yet the reality has been simple – whereas Toronto is turning over the ball the Wizards have fixed their ball movement and shooting efficiency at home.
Scott Brooks elected to play small ball and Dwane Casey chose to matchup instead of utilizing Jonas Valanciunas who Washington have no solution for.
John Wall turned his ankle late in the game Sunday, but is expected to play Wednesday.
Toronto turned the ball over 17, 14, 19 and 18 times leading to 20, 13, 28 and 19 Wizards points respectively. The Raptors were the fourth best team at protecting the ball in season.
Simply put, if the Raptors could take care of the ball this series would be over. Another major issue has been Toronto’s stellar bench and their inability to perform up to season standards on the road. Key to this situation is the absence of Fred VanVleet who was injured in the final regular season game on an illegal Bam Adebayo screen.
VanVleet’s absence has been felt particularly in the fourth quarter where he often is the main playmaker. Although VanVleet is progressing, his presence remains questionable for Game 5.
Rookie OG Anunoby has arguably been the most consistent 2-way Raptor. Following a slight ankle tweak in Game 4, the wingman returned to the court and isn’t expected to miss Game 5.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- Raptors are 5-5 in last 10 head to head contests
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
Since Game 3 the Wizards have been much more physical and it feels like this match will only serve up an uptick in physicality. Despite the absence of VanVleet the Raptors are still the better squad and will be keen to take back the series lead giving themselves two opportunities to close out.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +7
Raptors take care of the ball, the bench mob gets back on track and if Fred VanVleet is good to go this series shifts dramatically in Toronto’s favor.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 111 – Wizards 105
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