Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards 2/26/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards 2/26/23
Sun 26th March 2023

The Toronto Raptors (36-38, 24-14 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses, welcome the Washington Wizards (33-41, 16-22 Away) on Sunday.

Washington defeated the San Antonio Spurs 136-124 at Capital One Arena on Friday. With 26 points, Corey Kispert was the scoring leader. Kristaps Porzingis added 23 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and four blocks.

The Wizards are 12th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto won in dominant fashion on Friday at Scotiabank Arena, beating the Detroit Pistons 118-97. Pascal Siakam had 32 points and nine assists, carrying the team. The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Washington and Toronto have split their two matchups this season. The Raptors got the win in the most recent meeting, beating the Wizards 116-109 in overtime at Capital One Arena on March 4.

Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 26 points, while Fred VanVleet played a key role with 25 points and nine assists. Porzingis had 22 points in the losing effort. Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, averaging 23.0 and 21.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Wizards in scoring this season.

Porzingis also has grabbed 8.4 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.2 assists per game. Siakam has been the primary provider of the Raptors’ offense, averaging 24.3 points per game. Siakam also has posted 7.8 rebounds per game. VanVleet has distributed 7.0 assists per game.

The Raptors are holding opponents to 112.0 points per game, ranking as one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league (5th). The Wizards have struggled in recent visits to Scotiabank Arena, losing nine of the last 10.

Washington is looking to avoid a fourth consecutive road loss this season.In the last 10 games, Washington is 3-7 with an average margin of -5.5 (112.0-117.5). Toronto has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 115.9 points per game on average while allowing 111.8 (+4.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 24.4 | 17.9 | +6.5
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 13.8 | 10.1 | +3.7
Rebounds per game:
Deni Avdija: 8.2 | 6.4 | +1.8
Kyle Kuzma: 4.5 | 7.2 | -2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 8.0 | 16.0 | -8.0
Points per game:
Scottie Barnes: 11.3 | 15.5 | -4.2
Rebounds per game:
Pascal Siakam: 10.2 | 7.8 | +2.4
Scottie Barnes: 4.7 | 6.9 | -2.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors -9.5 (-110)

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