NBA Predictions: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Pick: February 25th 2013
NBA Predictions: February 25th 2013
Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors
Pick: Toronto -4.5
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The Raptors have won seven of their last eight games, and one of those was a convincing 96-88 victory over the Wizards in Washington on Tuesday. Rudy Gay has averaged 21.4 points per game as a Raptor, more than four points higher than his average with Memphis. He’s coming off a season-high 32 point performance in Toronto’s home win over the New York Knicks on Friday.
The Wizards have lost each of their last five visits north of the border, and they are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall. As good as Washington has looked recently, they don’t have a lot to prove on the road in a foreign country against a hungry raptors team that has their eyes on the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Washington’s 4-22 record away from home is the league’s worst road record, and they will be hard pressed to get a victory over the Raptors who are 14-2 ATS against teams with a winning percentage below .400.
John Wall was 1 for 12 with seven turnovers in last week’s home loss to Toronto, and the Wizards PG will have to be much better tonight if Washington is going to compete. It’s asking a lot for a young team like the Wizards to get up for this game, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a poor effort from Washington on Monday.