The NBA Playoffs continue on Sunday night as the Toronto Raptors will take on the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. in game 4 meeting of their best-of-seven series. Free Pick to follow. The game has a start time of 6:30 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on TNT. Current Vegas betting odds have Washington listed as 6 point favorites, while the total is set at 197.5.
Analysis: The Toronto Raptors have not really played well in this series and now are a 3-0 hole. The just haven't been able to solve the Wizards at either end of the floor and are now on the verge of elimination. The raptors have now gone 22-20 on the road for the year. Toronto has gone 9-22-1 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-22 ATS in their last 29 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The Raptors have scored 105.3 ppg on 45.1% shooting overall and 34.4% from long range on the road this year. Defensively they have struggled away from home as they have allowed 103.5 pg on 46.3% shooting overall and 33.8% shooting from long range.
The Washington Wizards were picked by many to upset the Raptors in this first round series and now after taking the first 3 games they are on the verge of doing just that. Washington has been a very good team at home this year, where they have gone 30-12. Washington has gone 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall, but just 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The Wizards have scored 102.3 ppg on 47.2% shooting overall and 38.4% from long range at home for the year. Defensively they have been solid at home allowing 96.3 pg on 44.4% shooting overall and 32.1% shooting from long range.
Pick: I am going with the Raptors i this one to avoid the sweep. They have not really played well in this series, but they still have the talent to at least keep the game close. I will look for them to take the game outright here, behind a strong game from DeRozan. Raptors to force a game 5 here.
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