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(4-4) Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (5-3)
Date: Sunday November 5
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF (As of 1:30am ET Sunday)
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As if on cue the Bradley Beal missive served to ignite a fire under LeBron James which led to the King’s history setting evening and ended a 4-game losing skid for the Cavaliers.
In the end Washington may have lost more than the game as John Wall exited the arena sporting a sling over his injured right shoulder. Toronto returns home from their longest Western road trip of the season.
Last season, the Raptors took the series 2-1. The Raptors also hold the edge all-time between the opponents with a 46-35 win margin.
After getting off to a hot start this season with three wins the Wizards have cooled off and arrive in Toronto sporting a 500 record of 4-4. Inarguably the Wizards boast one of the most lethal starting units punctuated by one of the best backcourts in the Association in Wall and Bradley Beal.
The size of Wall has always created a matchup nightmare for the shorter Kyle Lowry and serves to offer a huge advantage for Washington. That said, after Wall’s injury Friday his presence tonight is in question. If Wall is unable to play the Wizards will likely utilize Tim Frazier.
Markieff Morris returned to the lineup Friday contributing 2 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes. The other notable big is Marcin Gortat who has given Jonas Valanciunas fits in past meetings.
This time out it may be Gortat who has his hands full as the Raptors boast a bevy of big men they can throw at the Polish center.
On the season the Wizards boast the 3rd best offense and 21st ranked defense. At issue is the Wizards bench differential (-6.5) which is significantly worse than Toronto’s reserve unit (+6.5).
Despite the current dominance of the Raptors over the Wizards this game isn’t an automatic win. The first game back from long opposite coast road trips tends to be the toughest to win. Toronto enters the affair sporting a 5-3 and could easily be 7-1.
Toronto continues to work on their revamped offense which includes increased ball movement and perimeter shooting.
These system changes appear to be working as Toronto assist rank has improved from 30th last season to 11th. In terms of the shift on the perimeter the Raptors remain committed shooting the fifth most treys making 10.1 per game (16th). However, their perimeter efficiency needs some work (29th).
Toronto’s record may not accurately reflect their standing with only one loss being a poor performance (Denver). Additionally the Raptors had two standout games on the road holding Portland to one field goal in the second quarter and dealt Utah their first home loss. Toronto ranks 5th offensively and 8th on defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 9-1 in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Wizards are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall
- Wizards are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Much depends on whether Wall plays. In the event he can’t go and if the Raptors can build an early lead the Wizards may concede since they’ll be headed home for a 4-game stint versus four consecutive lottery teams.
As for the Raptors they’ll be looking to mentally fight through the notoriously tough first game back from an extended road trip on the opposite coast.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors Up To -5
Although Washington boasts some Raptor killers, Toronto’s bench depth and better defense should offset the first game home syndrome resulting in a 107-101 victory.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 107 – Wizards 101
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