The Toronto Raptors (31-32) take to the road to face the Washington Wizards (29-32) on Thursday at the Capital One Arena. The Washington Wizards enter the contest sitting one position behind the ninth-seeded Toronto Raptors in tenth place in the Eastern Conference. With so much on the line, it’s going to be a tight contest between two potential Play-In teams, yet one side will ultimately come up short – who will it be?
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors Moneyline
Take the Toronto Raptors to win (1.83) on the moneyline.
Despite a 116-119 victory against the Atlanta Hawks last time out, the Washington Wizards are the +100 home underdogs. They’ve gone 5-5 recently, including 2-3 in their last five at Capital One Arena. The Toronto Raptors are looking to bag another victory in this series after their 104-98 victory against the Chicago Bulls. According to the moneyline odds, the visitors have a 55% chance of a road win. They have gone 8-2 against the Washington Wizards in their most recent matchups.
Bet on the Toronto Raptors for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 8-2 in their past ten matchups against the Washington Wizards, winning the last game 105-109 at Capital One Arena on January 2022.
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors Spread
Go for the Toronto Raptors -1.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet in Maryland.
The Toronto Raptors are the 1.5-point road favorites. This matchup is expected to be a close one, with either side having the chance to edge out their opponent. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 10.4 points.
The Washington Wizards have gone 11-15-1 ATS at Capital One Arena. Their overall record for the season is 29-30-2 ATS. The hosts have only covered the spread in half of their past ten home contests, going 5-5 ATS in the last ten games overall.
Away from home, the Toronto Raptors failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games. Their road record this season is 12-18 ATS. The visitors are 3-7 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors Total
Go for Total under 223.5 (1.91) at Maryland sportsbooks.
An entertaining game with plenty of points could be on the cards on Tuesday. The Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors have averaged 222.4 points from their past ten matchups after all, as well as 234.8 points in the last five at Capital One Arena.
The Washington Wizards are 28-30 O/U this season. In four of their last five games, the total went under. Looking back on the last five games at home court, the total went under three times. The Washington Wizards are 4-6 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The Toronto Raptors went under the total in their last three road games. Their away record is 16-13 O/U. The visitors have gone 17-18 O/U in their most recent matchups against Southeast teams and 4-6 O/U in their last ten games overall.
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Toronto Raptors (-120) | Washington Wizards (+100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Toronto Raptors -1.5 (-110) | Washington Wizards +1.5 (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards are coming off an impressive 116-119 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. They hope to build on this result for their next match, having only gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The Washington Wizards have only put in 110.0 points on average in their last five games. Their season average is 113.1 points per game. The home defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 113.2 points per game.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, with a 29-32 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
Monte Morris and Kristaps Porzingis are set to miss the Washington Wizards game due to injuries.
Toronto Raptors Form
The surging Toronto Raptors have won eight of their past 10 games. They are coming off a 104-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Their road record is 11-19 this season.
The Toronto Raptors average 112.6 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, there has been no letup. The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 111.9 points per game for this season and 106.0 points on average across their last five matches.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Toronto Raptors hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 31-32 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
The Toronto Raptors enter their latest game with 2 players sidelined in Otto Porter Jr. and Dalano Banton
Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors H2H history
The Toronto Raptors downed the Washington Wizards 105-109 in their previous matchup. The encounter took place at the Capital One Arena in January 2022. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Toronto Raptors should be confident. They took eight victories over the Washington Wizards during this run, losing on only two occasions.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Washington Wizards managed 107.7 points on average per game, while the Toronto Raptors put 114.7 points on board.