Raptors vs. Wizards Prediction
The Toronto Raptors have looked impressive in both of their games thus far this season as they prepare for a road test tonight at the Washington Wizards. Will Toronto win its first road game after previously cruising twice at home?
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 219 points. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Toronto. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Raptors roll in second half
Toronto earned a 113-101 home victory over Boston Friday night as it outscored the visitors 64-48 in the second half. Kawhi Leonard accumulated 31 points on 10-of-25 shooting, while adding 10 rebounds and three assists. Serge Ibaka contributed 21 points and six boards. Kyle Lowry had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists. Danny Green registered 14 points, five caroms and three dimes. Fred VanVleet added 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds off the bench.
Wizards edged in season opener
Washington lost its season opener at home Thursday night as the Heat scored the go-ahead bucket on a Kelly Olynyk putback with 0.2 seconds left. John Wall contributed 26 points and nine assists to pace the Wizards, hitting 9-of-16 from the floor. Bradley Beal had 20 points with two assists and a steal. Jeff Green recorded 17 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots off the bench. Markieff Morris added 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks. The Wizards were outscored 28-23 in the fourth quarter.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. Toronto is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The over is 6-1 in the last seven Wizards games following an ATS loss. Washington is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games after scoring 100 or more points the previous game.
This is a back-to-back with travel for Toronto, so as impressive as it has looked the first two games at home this could be an entirely different story on the road. Washington is going to look for a better effort than it gave in the opener and had yesterday to prepare for this game. Look for the Wizards to take over late and secure a win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS +1