Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Raptors vs Washington Wizards Prediction 3/23/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-47) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (12-58) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors were defeated by the Thunder in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-103. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Raptors couldn’t cover as +16.5 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 226 points ended up below the over/under line of 230.

With a 23-47 record, the Raptors are getting ready to face the Wizards as they look for a win. As of now, they are 12th in the Eastern Conference and sit in 5th place in the Atlantic division.

Toronto’s ATS record sits below .500 (31-39). Toronto has gone 9-13 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 22-26 when playing as underdogs.

The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win

Kyle Kuzma led Washington with 31 points against the Kings, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 50.6% in the game. As the Wizards secured the victory with a final score of 109-102, Deni Avdija also chipped in with 17 points.

The Wizards are 12-58 this season and are hoping to get back to .500 when they take on the Raptors. When playing on the road, the Wizards have gone 7-30 compared to 5-28 at home.

Washington has an overall ATS record of 31-38 for the season so far. Washington has gone 1-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 30-34 when playing as underdogs.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

Toronto has recorded an average of 113.2 points per game (18th) throughout 70 games games.

On the season, the Raptors are averaging 113.2 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they have increased their scoring to 116.3 points per game (9th).

When it comes to their pace, Toronto is 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Raptors are shooting 47% on the season (15th).

When it comes to their three-point shooting, Toronto is 24th in the NBA at 35%. On average, they are making 11.8 three-pointers per game (22nd).

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Washington has recorded an average of 113.8 points per game (17th) throughout 70 games games.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are one of the top scoring teams in the league, averaging 113.8 points per game (17th). However, they have struggled to score at home, averaging just 113.2 points per game (21st).

Washington is one of the most uptempo teams in the NBA, leading the league in pace at 102.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Wizards are shooting 47% (17th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards have made 12.2 threes per game (20th) but are shooting just 35% from beyond the arc (28th). From inside the arc, Washington is converting 54% of their attempts (16th).

Raptors Team Defense

The Raptors’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 118.1 points per contest. Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 13.2 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Wizards Team Defense

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30th rank in the NBA, allowing 123.9 points per game. The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Kings offense to just 50.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 102 points to Sacramento.

Key Players For The Raptors And Wizards

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Bruce Brown as the primary point contributor for the Raptors, finishing with 11 points while maintaining a 4/9 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 10.9 points per game along with 4.4 boards.

As for Washington, Kyle Kuzma is projected to be the primary scorer for the Wizards. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.8%, and he is contributing 22.5 points per game on average.

Raptors vs Wizards Trends

  • Although Toronto has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 115 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 107 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Raptors vs Wizards Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +6, the Raptors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 231.5 and our model has the Raptors and Wizards finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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