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NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. Raptors

Washington WizardsToronto Raptors
29-28February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre32-25

Washington pays a visit to Toronto on Thursday, hoping to send the Raptors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Raptors are 32-25 so far on the season, and 34-22-1 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 29-28 and 30-25-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 29-28 and the Wizards go 31-26 on the totals.

View Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195 at TopBet.

The Raptors sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wizards are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Raptors will win this game 94-92.

The Wizards were a 115-106 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (221) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards got a 27-point performance from John Wall as Washington ran past Orlando 115-106 on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

In their last action, Toronto was a 99-93 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan poured in 33 points for Toronto on Tuesday, as they defeated Cleveland 99-93 at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 17-ranked offense (99.63 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 11 at 99.23 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.01% from the field per game, less than the Wizards have managed so far this season (45.24% on average).

A few Wizards at Raptors trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 1st
Toronto home to Golden State, Sunday, March 2nd