Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 03, 2021

The Toronto Raptors look for their second straight home win Sunday as they host the Washington Wizards.

Washington
35-47
AT
December 05, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
48-34
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +103
Over / Under o +212.5

22%

Betting Action

78%

Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -124
Over / Under u +212.5

22%

Betting Action

78%

The NBA odds will be determined by a few injuries/illnesses.

Wizards vs. Raptors NBA Betting Odds

Sunday is the third of four regular-season meetings between the teams, with Toronto going to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to close it out.

The season series is 1-1, with both teams winning on the road. The Dinos lost their season opener at home 98-83 and then won in the District 109-100 on Nov. 3. Fred VanVleet is averaging 22.5 points and 5.0 assists in the two games. OG Anunoby 16.0 points and 7.5 assists. Rookie Scottie Barnes played in the loss but not in the win. Pascal Siakam didn’t play in either.

All-Star Bradley Beal is averaging 24.0 points and 5.5 assists in the two games. Montrezl Harrell 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, and Spencer Dinwiddie 12.0 points and 4.5 assists.

All-time, Toronto leads the series 57-39 and is 34-16 as the home team but has dropped the past two at home – that includes one in Tampa. The Dinos are 4-5-1 against the spread in the past 10. The over-under is 7-3 in those.

Washington Wizards

Washington enters with a 6-6 road record. The Wizards do play again Monday at Indiana so it’s possible that Coach Ime Udoka rests a key player in this one. There could be times this season that teams don’t even bring a player or two to Canada because of the more stringent COVID regulations. It’s no secret that Washington star Bradley Beal is not vaccinated. The Wizards are somewhat in limbo this season as they are good enough to make the playoffs but not to advance perhaps more than one round.

The team certainly will get better when Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant debut off injuries, but that won’t happen Sunday. Hachimura, the Wizards’ 2019 first round pick, is out indefinitely for undisclosed personal reasons. He did recently sit with the team on the bench for the first time, so perhaps he’s getting close. Bryant continues to work his way back from the ACL surgery he had in February. Also note there is a bit of a non-COVID illness going around the Wizards right now; a lot of teams across the NHL, NBA and NFL are dealing with that currently.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors caught a massive break Thursday as shortly before tipoff against Milwaukee at Scotiabank Arena, the Bucks scratched superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo for “calf soreness” but more likely because it was the second of a back-to-back. Toronto took advantage with a 97-93 victory to snap a three-game skid and a five-game home slide. Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter. Pascal Siakam added 20 points and eight rebounds.

Gary Trent Jr. returned from a two-game injury absence and had eight points and eight rebounds. OG Anunoby (hip) and Khem Birch (knee) were out again. Anunoby’s absence was never expected to be this long. Perhaps with two days off between games he can play Sunday.

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