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Tonight’s NBA Playoff Games: Wizards vs. Raptors

Nba Playoff 2018

Game Two NBA Playoff Action

Tonight’s NBA Playoff action is stellar, there are three fantastic games and we want to take a look at them and give you a solid betting choice and help you win some money.

Wizards vs. Raptors


Toronto -6.5

O/U 215

The Raptors have taken the early lead in this series and lead the Wizards 1-0. This on its face is no surprise. The Raptors are extremely talented. They bring to the table youth, size, speed, ball handling and even a little bit of defense. This squad is very good and very deep. They have managed to put together a more than stellar regular season.

What is a surprise, is the way in which the Wizards “got after” this team and kept the game competitive. The first game was much closer than most expected. The Wizards are not done yet either. Should they be feared?

That’s quite possibly an overstatement, but having said that the Wizards will not lay down for anyone. Rest assured John Wall and company will come calling in this one tonight.

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Here is the problem for the Wizards: The Raptors are deep, very deep. They come at their opponent all game long and they never slow down. This team runs a marathon all game long and they are difficult to keep up with. Any letdown from the opponent and they are done…

In game 1, the Raptors had six players that scored in double figures and finished the game with a 114-106 victory with 23 points from Serge Ibaka, (not their best player or season leading scorer).

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“I think their bench was great, especially (Delon Wright) and C.J Miles,” said Wizards guard John Wall, who had 23 points and 15 assists. “They played well, made some big shots for them, and that’s what they are going to do every game. We’ve got to make adjustments.”

Yes, he is absolutely right. The Wizards must make much needed adjustments if they have any chance tonight. Wright scored 18 points and 11 rebounds in the fourth quarter. Miles was key from the bench and guard Fred Van Vleet was out. Heis questionable for tonight’s contest.

Kyle Lowry poured in 11 points and 9 assists from the bench and featured bench play—outscoring the Wizards 42-21.

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“With Freddie being out I had to play a little more minutes, making a jump,” Lowry said. “You know, coach, the last couple weeks of the seasons I’ve played a few games where I got to 36, 37.

“You know playing that amount of minutes, and playing as hard as I was playing, its fine, but the way we built our team is for everybody to go out there and play many minutes, to play a certain amount of minutes, and we look forward to everybody having an opportunity to play.”

The short and skinny:

The Toronto Raptors simply have too much depth for the Wizards to keep up. The Wizards are a talented group, but are slower, and some are even aging. They will not keep up with the raptors tonight so don’t expect it. The Wizards were handed a mulligan on Saturday in the first game. They failed to cash in.

There first game was their only hope in Toronto. Tonight will be a different story. This game will be high scoring and the Raptors will have the jitterbugs cut lose!

Prediction: Raptors -6.5, Over 215

All three games on the docket for this Tuesday night are sure to be fun and could be wild. You don’t want to miss a single second of the action. If you are still looking for a great online sportsbook for betting basketball, then do your homework, read the best reviews out there and find someone that you can trust and rely on.


Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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