Wizards vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors cover a double-digit spread at home when they play host to the Washington Wizards tonight at 7:30PM ET?
507 Washington Wizards vs. 508 Toronto Raptors
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:30PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the game is listed at 233 points. The public betting for this game currently has 67 percent going on the Raptors at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards fall in Detroit
The Washington Wizards are coming off a 121-112 loss at Detroit to snap a brief 2-game win streak. Washington is 24-33 on the season, 7-22 on the road, 25-32 against the spread and 35-22 with the over.
Washington is averaging 113.8 points per game on offense the season while shooting 47 percent from the field. Defensively, the Wizards are giving up 116.7 points per game while allowing their opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the field. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 25.1 points and 5.3 assists per contest while Bobby Portis is scoring 21.3 points per game in his three outings with the Wizards.
Raptors win five straight
Toronto has won five straight games following a 127-125 win at home over Brooklyn on Monday. The Raptors have failed to cover the spread in the last two games. Toronto is now 42-16 on the season, 23-5 at home, 26-32 against the spread and 31-27 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 114.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 108.5 points per game while holding opponents to 45.3 percent shooting. The Raptors will be without backup guard Fred VanVleet until March due to a thumb injury. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 27 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while Serge Ibaka is adding 16.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are 19-40 against the spread in their last 59 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Raptors are 0-9 against the spread in their last nine games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
The Raptors have won all three meetings with Washington this season, covering the spread in two of the three games. Washington isn’t a team to count on on the road, going just 8-21 against the spread this season. Toronto has been shaky in its own right, and the Raptors always seem to have the potential to rest a top player, but I can’t trust Washington in this situation. The Wizards are on a downward trend and won’t be able to handle the offensive and defensive combo that Toronto has.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -11