Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Line Prediction
- Updated: February 27, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Thursday February 27, 2014, TSN
Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Raptors host the Washington Wizards in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Wizards beat the Orland Magic 115-106 and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-93.
In their win over Orlando the Wizards did not play great defense, but they shot 52.5% from the floor and 4 of 5 starters scored at least 20 points.
In their win over the Cavs DeMar DeRozan had a big game going for 33 points and as a team the Raptors held Cleveland to a FG% of 40.5%.
The Raptors have won all 3 match ups with the Wizards this season with the most recent 103-93 win coming in Washington on February 18th.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
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The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Raptors overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games facing them.
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under every time.
Both teams are hot, as the Wizards have won 4 straight and the Raptors have won 3 in a row.
This season the Raptors are 16-11 at home and the Wizards are 14-14 on the road.
Point Spread: – Toronto -5.5
Total Line: 195
Money Line: Wizards +195 / Raptors -235
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Washington Wizards: 29-28 SU 31-25-1 ATS
Toronto Raptors: 32-25 SU 34-22-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• WASH is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games.
• WASH is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• WASAH has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• TOR is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games.
• TOR is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• TOR has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Washington Wizards: 90.44
Toronto Raptors: 92.81
Key Player Injuries
[F] 02/24/2014 – Nene out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 02/26/2014 – Kevin Seraphin Questionable Thursday vs. Toronto ( Knee )
No injuries to report at this time.
Point Spread Pick:
No question both of these teams are playing solid ball since the break with identical 4-1 records. What stands out is that the one loss by the Wizards was to the Raptors while Toronto’s loss was by 2 points to a hot team with a big scheduling edge. The win by the Raptors on Fe3bruary was the 4th straight against the Wizards with the lowest margin of victory being 8 points.
Take the Toronto Raptors -5.5.
Bet this game at 5Dimes and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!