Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 20, 2022

Toronto wraps up what has been a disappointing five-game road trip Friday night with a visit to Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards.

Toronto
48-34
AT
January 21, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Capital One Arena
Washington
35-47
Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -150
Over / Under o +218

75%

Betting Action

25%

Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +130
Over / Under u +218

75%

Betting Action

25%

The Wizards should be short favourites on the NBA odds depending on player availability.

Raptors vs. Wizards NBA Betting Odds

Friday wraps up the season series between the Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls and definitely could have important post-season tiebreaker ramifications if the Raptors win because they are up 2-1 in the series. If, say, Toronto and Washington finished tied for the sixth-best record in the East, the Dinos would be in the playoff field because of the head-to-head tiebreaker, while Washington would head to the play-in tournament. Never too early to look ahead.

The one game in Washington was on Nov. 3 and Toronto won 109-100 behind 33 points from Fred VanVleet and 21 from OG Anunoby. VanVleet is averaging 18.3 points and 4.7 assists in the three games. Pascal Siakam played in just one and had 31 points and six rebounds. Bradley Beal is averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 assists in the series, and Montrezl Harrell 14.3 points and 11.0 rebounds.

Toronto is 8-2 in the past 10 meetings but 4-5-1 against the spread.

Toronto Raptors

The Dinos are 1-3 on this five-game road trip following a 102-98 loss in Dallas on Wednesday; that followed the same script as a five-point loss in Miami on Monday as Toronto was close all game but couldn’t get a stop in the clutch. Luka Doncic scored a season-high 41 points, including a key three-pointer with 1:01 to play, to lead the Mavs. Toronto shots just 38.5 per cent overall and used seven players because Gary Trent Jr. (might play Friday) and Khem Birch remained sidelined due to injury. Six of the seven scored in double figures, led by 20 from Pascal Siakam in 44 minutes. OG Anunoby had 19 points in 43 minutes, and Fred VanVleet 18 points in 42 minutes. Those are way too many minutes for that trio in a January game. Perhaps Nick Nurse needs to play a few reserves more until Trent is back?

Washington Wizards

Washington trailed pretty much the entire game Wednesday vs. Brooklyn but rallied in the fourth and had two three-point tries in the final seconds to win, but Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma both missed in a 119-118 loss – the Wizards were down as many as 16 at one point. Whether it may have changed things or not, with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter Nets assistant coach David Vanterpool reached out from the bench and deflected a pass from Dinwiddie to Kuzma that resulted in a turnover. There was no call from the referees. On the bright side, the Wizards might be the healthiest team in the NBA right now in terms of injury/COVID. Coach Wes Unseld Jr. played 11 guys vs. the Nets. Washington doesn’t have any Canadians on its roster.

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