Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Mar 02, 2018

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The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last nine, covering seven point spreads during that hot streak.

Toronto
59-23
AT
March 02, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
Capital One Arena
Washington
43-39
Pointspread -4 -105
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +216.5

88%

Betting Action

12%

Pointspread +4 -115
Moneyline +150
Over / Under u +216.5

88%

Betting Action

12%

The Raptors play their fourth game against the Washington Wizards with an aim at evening the season series at two games apiece, and for a third time the Raptors won’t have to deal with Washington All-Star point guard John Wall.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Raptors finished off February with their eighth double-digit win in their last 10 games. Toronto is averaging 117.4 points per game over its last 10 outings and the over is 5-4-1 over the same stretch.  Wednesday’s 117-104 victory over the Orlando Magic puts Toronto’s season record to 43-17 straight up and 34-26 against the spread. The Raps are a half-game ahead of the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Wizards lost 101-109 on Wednesday night against the reigning champion Golden State Warriors but covered the spread as 8.5-point home underdogs. The result improves Washington to 11-3 against the spread since Wall went down with a knee injury.

The Wizards are 36-26 SU and 31-31 ATS on the season with a 27-34-1 over/under record. Both teams have been good to their supporters in recent weeks. Toronto is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games while Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last seven.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto is enjoying its finest NBA season in the franchise’s 23-year history and it’s not just because of All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. The Raptors’ bench mob is eating up the opposition in second quarters. Toronto’s reserve unit outscored Orlando’s 63-38 and the group finished with net rating of +43.8 in 112 minutes last month. CJ Miles, Delon Wright, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl are all players who would be starting for less talented teams, but head coach Dwane Casey keeps them happy by making sure they all see regular minutes in the rotation.

Washington Wizards

It’s not too often a team could lose its point guard averaging more than nine assists per game and become a more pass-orientated team overnight, but that’s what’s happened in Washington. John Wall hasn’t played since Jan. 25 and the Wizards own a league best 71 percent assist rate in the 14 games since he went down.

Shooting guard Bradley Beal is the Wizards leading scorer but he’s coming off a bad shooting night against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. Beal finished the game with eight points on 3-of-15 shooting from the field.

Raptors vs. Wizards Prediction

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