Wizards open as NBA underdog vs Raptors
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Washington travels to Toronto on Monday, hoping to boost its 17-37 mark with a victory over the Raptors.
Toronto battles the Wizards, currently with a 17-37 mark (34-19-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-28 for the Raptors and 21-32-1 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 24 and the Wizards sitting at No. 14. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-92 result in favor of the Raptors today.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 28-rated squad against Washington's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 11 in the league with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 6.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.2 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
The Wizards were a 105-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of UNDER bettors. Bradley Beal scored 21 points leading the Wizards to a 105-103 victory over Houston at Verizon Center on Saturday.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 100-98 winner as they battled the Knicks at home. The Raptors covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto got 32 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 100-98 victory over New York on Friday at Air Canada Centre.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing New York are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Wizards at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Washington home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 27
Toronto at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 27