The Washington Wizards (28-22) will be at home in Capital One Arena when they meet the Toronto Raptors (34-15). Toronto opened as a 3-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 215 points. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 1, 2018, and it can be seen on CTV Sportsnet Toronto.
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards Odds Preview
In the Raptors’ last contest, they were victorious over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-104. With 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas put together a good game for Toronto. The Raptors made 22 of their 26 free throws (84.6 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.537 (above their season average of 0.530).
The Wizards come in on a high note after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last matchup, 102-96. With 25 points on 8-for-13 shooting, Otto Porter Jr. led Washington in scoring. Washington’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Oklahoma City. The Wizards had a rate of 10.5 (better than their season average of 12.5), while the Thunder posted a mark of 17.4 (above their season average of 12.1).
The offensive glass could be a major advantage for Toronto in this battle. The Raptors rank eighth in offensive rebounding percentage (23.5 percent), while Washington ranks 25th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.2 percent).
Of Toronto’s 49 games, 25 have finished over the projected point total, while 27 of Washington’s 50 games have finished under the projected point total. The Raptors hold a significant advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 34-15 SU and 26-23 ATS, while the Wizards are 28-22 SU and 22-28 ATS.
These two teams have met twice already this season, each winning once. In the most recent contest, DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 33 points and the Raptors defeated the Wizards 100-91, covering as 7-point favorites. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. The two teams combined for 191 points, which was 16.5 points below the projected point total of 207.5 points. The Raptors played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 6.8 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.9. The Wizards recorded marks of 13.4 and 17.8, respectively, for those same stats.
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards ATS Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Wizards, O/U – Under
- The Wizards rank 13th in second chance points per game (12.8) while the Raptors rank 28th in second chance points allowed per game (13.8).
- Toronto averages 13.9 fast break points per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. Washington ranks 11th in fast break points allowed per game (11.0).
- Toronto ranks fourth in points off turnovers per game (18.3) while Washington ranks 14th in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.9).
- Washington averages 23.6 assists per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Toronto ranks 10th in assists allowed per game (22.0).
- Toronto is 14-12 ATS on the road with 14 overs and 12 unders.
- At home, Washington is 9-16 ATS with 12 overs, 11 unders and 2 pushes.
- In games where they allow less than 100 points, Washington is 14-2 and Toronto is 15-5.
- The Wizards are 25-11 when they score above 100 points, while the Raptors are 31-8.
- The Raptors rank 14th in rebounds per game (43.8) while the Wizards rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (43.7).
- Toronto ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (25.1) while Washington ranks 20th (29.6).
- The Raptors rank fourth in points in the paint per game (48.4) while the Wizards rank 23rd (41.9).
- The Raptors average 8.2 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Wizards rank 10th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
- Toronto ranks second in blocks per game (6.1) while Washington ranks 17th (4.6).
- Washington is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Toronto is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
- The Wizards’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 1.6 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 108.4 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 104.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average).