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Can the Wizards Bounce Back in Game 2 vs the Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors finally exorcised their Game 1 demons thanks to a 114-106 victory over the Washington Wizards in the opener of their first-round series on Saturday. With the pressure off now, the Dinos will look to grab a 2-0 series lead with a win in Canada on Tuesday. Washington’s struggles on the road are well known. In the Wizards’ last seven away from home, they’re 0-7 SU.

MyBookie opened the Raptors as 6.5-point home favorites with a total of 215.

SHARK BITES
  • The Wizards are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against the Raptors.
  • The Wizards are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games in the playoffs on the road.
  • The Raptors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games as a favorite of 6.5 or less.

Toronto had dropped 10 straight Game 1s entering Saturday’s contest, so starting things off with a win was huge for the top-seeded Raptors. The Raps shot 52.3 percent in the win, with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combining for 15 assists. Six Raptors players scored in double figures and eight attempted at least five field goals. Backup point guard Fred VanVleet missed Game 1 and is day to day as of this writing.

​​​​​​​If the Wizards are going to make this a series, they’ll need to turn things around on the defensive end. Washington point guard John Wall is still working his way back from knee surgery and wasn’t himself in Game 1, as the all-star went 6-for-20 from the floor but still finished with 23 points and 15 assists. Markieff Morris and Mike Scott combined to score 36 points on 16-of-25 shooting on Saturday.

After Game 1 went OVER by six points, the Wizards continued to go OVER with ease. In Washington’s last seven games, the OVER is 5-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Raptors opened as 7.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 215 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total number of points scored.

A 111-95 result in favor of the Raptors is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Wizards will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 37-45-1 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 44-38-1 ATS. Washington is 38-44-1 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 41-40-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Washington injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Raptors rated this week at No. 5 and the Wizards sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 111.69 PPG, against a Washington defense that ranks No. 15 at 106.12 PPG. The Raptors' field-goal percentage has averaged 47.26% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 46.72% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wizards got a 23-point performance from John Wall, who added 15 assists, but Toronto still ran past Washington 114-106 on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Toronto, Friday, April 20

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