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NBA Game Preview - Wizards underdogs vs Raptors at Toronto

Washington WizardsToronto Raptors
Feb 3, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Odds

4-18TEAM RECORD7-16

Washington travels to Toronto on Friday, hoping to boost its 4-18 mark with a victory over the Raptors.

The Raptors bring a 7-16 record (11-12 ATS) to the battle against the 4-18 Wizards, who are 8-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 7-15-1 so far and the Wizards go 9-13.

View Washington vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Wizards listed as 4-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 182.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors - Wizards odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 18 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-83 win for the Raptors.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 86 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.7 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 109-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards got 24 points from Nick Young, but it was Orlando that prevailed in a 109-103 final on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Toronto was a 100-64 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 164 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Toronto was run off the court by the Celtics on Wednesday as Boston blasted them 100-64 at TD Garden.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Wizards at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 21 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to LA Clippers, Saturday, February 4
Toronto at Miami, Sunday, February 5

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