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(34-23) Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (36-24)
Date: Wednesday March 1st
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -4
NBA Betting Total: 211
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Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference are set to square off this Wednesday as the Washington Wizards head up north to take on the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors won the last matchup between these two on November 113-103.
The Wizards have cooled down significantly since the All Star break and need to rebound quickly to keep pace with the other top teams in the conference. This will be the second night of a back-to-back for them as they take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
The Raptors have grabbed all the momentum since returning from the break but did lose a key piece recently.
They are currently riding a four-game winning streak and are a half game up on the Wizards for 3rd place in the East.
The Wizards were one of the hottest teams in the league going into All Star Weekend, winning 11 of their last 12 games and four straight before the break.
They had also moved ahead of the Raptors for the 3rd place spot in the conference and were closing in on Boston.
However, they have struggled to get back on track since returning to work and have lost the first two after the break.
They take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday and hope they will not be entering this pivotal match with the Raptors on a three-game skid.
The Wizards come into this matchup with the 8th best scoring offense in the league, averaging 107.9 points per game.
They currently rank 21st in rebounding with 42.9 and 8th in assists with 23.5 per contest.
They have been middle-of-the-pack defensively, allowing 105.5 points and ranking 15th in the NBA in scoring D.
It seemed as though all of the momentum that Washington had before the break flowed directly into Toronto recently. They are currently riding a four-game winning streak, including a thrilling 92-91 road victory over the New York Knicks on Monday.
These wins, combined with the Wizards’ losses, have enabled the Raptors to jump back into the 3rd place spot in the East, and they have a great chance to increase the lead in this game.
Unfortunately, not all has been perfect Toronto during the stretch. They lost All Star point guard Kyle Lowry to a wrist injury, and he is slated to have surgery this week. Lowry has been a key factor in the Raptors’ success, and it will be interesting to see if they can continue to win consistently without him.
The Raptors are currently averaging 108.2 points per game, which gives them the 5th best scoring offense in the league. However, they rank dead last in assists with 18.4 and 25th in rebounding with only 42.5 per game.
Defensively, they have been one of the better teams in the NBA this year, allowing only 104 points per game which is 8th in the league.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in last 5 games against Eastern Conference
- Wizards are 2-5 ATS in last 7 games overall
- Raptors are 4-0 ATS in last 4 games against team with winning record
- Favorite is 5-2 ATS in last 7 meetings
Free Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
These teams are pretty evenly matched and play a similar brand of offense. We know that the Wizards are capable of getting hot quickly, but they seem to have lost all of their positive momentum since the All Star break.
They play the number one team in the NBA on the night before this matchup and will probably spend a lot of energy in that game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -4
The Lowry injury will definitely hurt the Raptors in the long run, but the fact that they will be more rested and playing at home may cancel that out in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Washington 109 – Toronto 115
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