The Washington Wizards (2-7) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (4-5) on Monday, November 13th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Scotiabank Arena and televised on SN. Both the Wizards and Raptors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Wizards vs Raptors
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Wizards tell to the Nets by a score of 102-94. the Wizards not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +7 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 196 points fell short of the set over/under line of 233.5.
The Wizards enter today’s matchup with an overall record of 2-7 and will look to pull off an upset as +9.5 point underdogs. The Wizards have a 1-5 record on the road this season, compared to their 1-2 record when playing at home.
Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-5 so far this season. Washington has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 1-2 ATS at home compared to 3-3 on the road.
The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 17 points against the Celtics, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 38.5% in the game. While Dennis Schröder was 2nd on the team with 14 points, Toronto fell short in the game with a final score of 117-94.
The Raptors head into today’s action with an overall record of 4-5 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. In away games this season, the Raptors have put together a 2-3 record, whereas they have a 2-2 record when playing at home.
Toronto comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-4 so far this season. During this season, Toronto has a 1-1 record against the spread as favorites and 4-3 as underdogs.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Washington offense is the 6th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116.2 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Wizards are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 104.2 possessions per game. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 47%.
Raptors Offense Breakdown
Through nine games games, Toronto is averaging 107.9 points per game (29th). Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Toronto offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 27th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Wizards Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 123.8 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 77.8% of their games.
The Washington defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Washington.
Raptors Team Defense
Toronto’s defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 109.4 points allowed per game.
The Raptors defense is coming off a game in which they held the Celtics offense to just 38.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 117 points to Boston.
Key Players For The Wizards And Raptors
For today’s matchup, we project Kyle Kuzma to lead the scoring for the Wizards, putting up 15 points and shooting at a rate of 6/12. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23 points per game, along with 6.4 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Pascal Siakam as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 15 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 43.9%, and his scoring average is 17.3 points per game.
Wizards vs Raptors Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Toronto has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 116. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Raptors have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.
Wizards vs Raptors Prediction
In this Raptors vs. Raptors matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +9.5. While we project the Raptors to win 109-106, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228 and given that our model is projecting 215 points between the teams, we like the under.
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