Toronto Raptors versus Washington Wizards Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-25-2013

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The 17-37 Washington Wizards will travel to face the 23-33 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from Toronto is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA game has the home team Toronto Raptors favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 189 points. The early money has landed under the total as the game was lined at 189 ½ points when the odds came out a few hours ago.

The Raptors and Wizards met back on February 19th with Toronto posting the 96-88 road win as a +3 point underdog. The total landed under 190 ½ points.

Washington has a road record of 4-22 straight up. They extend their win streak to two games and win for the sixth time in eight games after a 105-103 home win on Saturday night to the Houston Rockets as a +1 ½ point underdog. The total settled in at under 211 points. The Wizards overcame an 11 point deficit at the half. The team shot 51.2% from the floor along with 7 of 16 coming from three. They held the Rockets to just 45.2% shooting and benefit from bad Houston free throw shooting. Bradley Beal had 21 points and five rebounds on 7 of 15 shooting. The Wizards have averaged 112 points per game over their past two games. They keep this up they wont be sitting in 30th and last in the NBA in points scored per game very long. The Wizards are a top seven defense in all three key defensive categories of points allowed, field goal and three point defending.

Toronto is 15-14 on their home court. They win for the sixth time in seven tries after a 100-98 home victory on Friday to the New York Knicks as a +1 point underdog. The game ended over 193 points. The Raptors built up a nine point lead after three quarters and holds on for the win. They made just 43.8% from the field along with 7 of 18 coming from three. Toronto allowed New York 46.7% shooting and to pull down 11 more rebounds. The Raptors win because they forced 17 Knicks turnovers. Rudy Gay poured in 32 points and seven boards on an 11 of 23 shooting night. Gay has shot 39% from the field for Toronto and just doesn’t have near enough shooting games like he had on Friday night. The Raptors are mid-pack team in most offensive and defensive areas this season. Lately they have defended much better allowing just 90 points per game over their past four contests.