Raptors face Wizards: NBA odds preview
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Toronto when they hit take on the Wizards on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.
The Raptors will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 34-37-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 42-29-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Toronto is 37-35 on the totals; Washington is 27-44-1.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Wizards installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 192.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Wizards and the No. 22-rated Raptors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-94 win for the Wizards on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 18 at 99.2 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 102.9 points per game when playing on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 99-82 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto earned a 99-82 victory over Detroit on Friday, getting 21 points from Rudy Gay at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Washington lost its last outing, a 97-92 result against the Magic on March 29. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Wizards got a terrific 35-point performance from John Wall but Orlando handed them a 97-92 defeat on Friday at Amway Center.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
A few Raptors at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Detroit, Monday, April 1
Washington home to Chicago, Tuesday, April 2