Washington Wizards (6-11) vs Toronto Raptors (15-4)Date : 11/23/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Scotiabank Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will welcome the struggling Wizards to Scotiabank Arena as they are coming off a victory against the Hawks winning four games in a row while the Wizards are coming off a comeback win against the Clippers. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards were able to come up with a win at home against the Clippers but that doesn’t hide the fact that they have a massive problem in the locker room. A change will have to be made soon if they want to turn their dreadful season around. Once there is a conflict between a player and coach being let out into the public this means the problem is really bad. Going up against the Raptors on the road will be a challenge for the Wizards. The Wizards will have to take it game by game and leave what they have going on in training and focus on playing basketball. The Wizards have a great team on paper but it doesn’t seem to be clicking. The Wizards made it clear that they want to blow up this team and willing to trade their two all-star because what they have going on is not working. John Wall scored 30 points in his last game after being down 24 points at home.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors will make their return home where they are 7-2 on the season. No one expected the Raptors to be this good starting off the season with a new coach and a new leader in Kawhi people thought it would take them much longer to develop chemistry but here they are sitting on top of the Eastern Conference. Leading the way for the Raptors was Kyle Lowry as he recorded his first triple-double of the season with 21 points with 17 assists, 12 rebounds. This is his 13th triple-double and his 11th as a member of the Raptors, which increases his own franchise record, and he did it efficiently with 7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs. He will have to guard John Wall in the next game. The Raptors were without Kawhi in this game and they still came out dominant. Jonas Valanciunas was back in the starting five on Wednesday, putting up 24 points (9-of-12 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), 13 rebounds, two assists, one block, and one 3-pointer. Kawhi should make his return against the Wizards as the Raptors are looking to extend their win streak to four.
How Washington Wizards & Toronto Raptors Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast.
Wizards are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors will win their 5th game in a row over the Wizards as the Raptors will get Kawhi back in the rotation after his day off against the Hawks. The Raptors are a different team with him on the floor as it should a comfortable win at home over the displaced Wizards. For the Wizards, something is clearly not working as they will have to act now before it will be too late.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.