The Washington Wizards (13-27), 10-point underdogs, will travel to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors (26-14). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 228.5 points and it can be seen on The Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020.
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors Betting Odds
In the Raptors’ last game, they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 130-121, as 1-point underdogs. The Wizards, on the other hand, were defeated by the Chicago Bulls, 115-106, and failed to cover as 3.5-point underdogs. The Toronto game finished 38 points over the projected point total of 213, while the Washington game finished 8.5 points under the projected point total of 229.5.
The Raptors held the Thunder to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.4 (below their season average of 20.1) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.700 (above their season average of 0.520). Washington, on the other hand, did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (21-26; 80.8 percent). OG Anunoby fueled Toronto with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Bradley Beal had a good game for Washington, contributing 23 points.
In their first matchup this year, Ibaka led the Raptors to a 122-118 win. He notched a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Toronto was unable to cover as a 7-point favorite and the two teams combined for 240 points, which was over the projected point total of 230.5. Toronto did a great job of getting and making free throws (34-44; 77.3 percent). Washington, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 14.9).
Games including the Wizards have typically gone over the O/U total (55.0 percent). Washington heads into the contest with records of 13-27 straight up (SU) and 20-20 against the spread (ATS).
There does not appear to be a trend for games featuring the Raptors in regards to the projected point total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Moreover, Toronto is 26-14 SU and 21-18-1 ATS.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Toronto figures to have a substantial edge. The Raptors defense ranks second in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.497), while the Washington offense is ranked 19th in effective field goal percentage (0.523).
Wizards at Raptors Odds Pick
Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Raptors, O/U – Under
- The Raptors rank third in fast break points per game (17.4) while the Wizards rank 17th (12.4).
- Toronto ranks second in points allowed in the paint per game (42.4) while Washington ranks 28th (52.2).
- The Wizards rank 11th in three pointers allowed per game (33.0) while the Raptors rank 29th (38.2).
- Washington averages 25.8 assists per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Toronto ranks 24th in assists allowed per game (25.2).
- Washington ranks sixth in points off turnovers per game (18.1) while Toronto ranks 20th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.5).
- The Wizards rank third in second chance points per game (14.8) while the Raptors rank 25th in second chance points allowed per game (13.9).
- The Raptors rank 11th in blocks per game (5.2) while the Wizards rank 26th (4.2).
- Toronto ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (6.9) while Washington ranks 12th (7.3).
- Toronto ranks 10th in rebounds per game (46.1) while Washington ranks 29th (42.4).
- When holding opponents under 100 points, Washington is 3-0 and Toronto is 11-3.
- The Wizards are 11-26 when they reach 100 points, while the Raptors are 24-9.
- Washington is 11-10 ATS on the road, while Toronto is 11-10 ATS at home.
- The total has gone over in 12 of the Wizards’ 21 road games, while 12 of the Raptors’ 21 home games have gone over.
- The Raptors are 2-2-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Wizards are 2-3.
- In their last five games, Toronto has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Washington has 4 unders and 1 over.
- The Raptors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 5.2 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 104.2 points per game (10.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 112.0 points per game (7.8 below their season average).