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Wizards vs Raptors NBA Game Preview

Washington WizardsToronto Raptors
4-7November 22, 2013, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre5-7

Toronto looks to cover the Raptors-Wizards pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 5-7 mark when they host Washington in NBA action.

Toronto will face the 4-7 Wizards, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 7-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Raptors in this one found them as -6-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 193 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 7 and the Wizards sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-90 result in favor of the Raptors today.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 98-91 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland was scorched by Bradley Beal for 26 points as the Wizards defated the Cavaliers 98-91 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Toronto won its last outing, a 108-98 result against the 76ers on November 20. The Raptors covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raptors got a 33-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto handed Philadelphia a 108-98 defeat on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 18 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 7.17 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 5 with 9.64 per contest.

A few Wizards at Raptors trends to consider:
Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Washington is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to New York, Saturday, November 23rd
Toronto home to New Jersey, Tuesday, November 26th