Wizards visit Raptors in hoops battle
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The Raptors hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Wizards pay a visit to Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.
Toronto will face the 28-46 Wizards, who own a 44-29-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 39-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 28-45-1 favoring the OVER.
The Wizards were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 195 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated Raptors and the No. 15-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-94 win for the Raptors on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 6 in the league with 43.5 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 18 with 6.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.4 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington won its last outing, a 90-86 result against the Bulls on April 2. The Wizards covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bulls were burned for 27 points by John Wall on Tuesday as the Wizards picked up a 90-86 win at Verizon Center.
In their last action, Toronto was a 108-98 loser at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rudy Gay was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 6 rebounds but Detroit still won, 108-98, over Toronto on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wizards at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington home to Indiana, Saturday, April 6
Toronto at Minnesota, Friday, April 5