Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 – The Washington Wizards are actually going beyond expectations despite the numerous injuries on the team. Every game they come in, they are the underdogs, and they will be against the defending champions Toronto Raptors on January 17, Friday. This match will happen in Canada at 7 pm Eastern Time at the Scotiabank in Toronto, Ontario. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the online options to watch the game via live streaming. Entering this game, NBA Parlay the Raptors will be the favorites to win this match.
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Wizards have been fun to watch despite losing games. They have their second-stringers up and you can see in them that they are doing whatever it takes with their capabilities. It is good to see Isaiah Thomas getting the leadership role while Bradley Beal is out. The return of Thomas Bryant gives them a huge interior presence but he has been shedding off rust since returning from injury. It will be a tough game for the Wizards as they are going in a territory that is known to have the noisiest crowd in the NBA. The good news is, this team is getting most of their starters back as David Bertans, Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant are all coming back for injuries. They now hope to avoid a losing streak after dropping their past two games against Chicago and Utah.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 33 GP 33 GS 35.9 MIN 27.6 PTS 1.1 OR 3.6 DR 4.7 REB 6.5 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 21.07 PER
D. Bertans SF 31 GP 4 GS 29.4 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.8 OR 4.2 DR 5 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 0.8 TO 2.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.33 PER
J. McRae SG 24 GP 4 GS 23 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.7 OR 2.9 DR 3.5 REB 2.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.05 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
Help is coming as Paschal Siakam has returned to the Raptors roster. For the past weeks, Kyle Lowry has been keeping this team afloat and this team is still on the verge of making the playoffs despite losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency. Players have emerged for help as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and OG Anunoby have become solid contributors. Against the Wizards, this team still carries the heart of the champion and they are tough to beat at home. The Raptors injury list is getting shorter with Marc Gasol ready to play as well. They are coming off a win over the OKC Thunder which they won by 9 points on the road and hope to bank on that momentum.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 29 GP 29 GS 36.2 MIN 24.6 PTS 1.3 OR 6.5 DR 7.8 REB 3.6 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.6 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.13 PER
K. Lowry PG 29 GP 29 GS 38.3 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 7.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.42 PER
S. Ibaka PF 30 GP 13 GS 26.6 MIN 15.1 PTS 2.2 OR 6.3 DR 8.5 REB 1.2 AST 0.4 STL 0.9 BLK 2.1 TO 2.7 PF 0.6 AST/TO 17.32 PER
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Fred VanVleet PG Hamstring is upgraded to “?” Friday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Raptors are expected to win this game at home over the Wizards according to Online Sports Betting. It will be interesting to see how this team will fare up against Kyle Lowry but again, this could be the game that Thomas Bryant will try to batter his way to the Raptors defense. Nonetheless, even with a good game from Bryant, Raptors are just too fluid to lose. Marc Gasol is back to keep the big man in check.
Moneyline: Wizards are carrying a +392 on the ML since they are coming in as the underdogs while the Raports are given a -483.
ATS: It is a wide 11 points between the Raptors and Wizards in this match. Owning the -11 are the Raptors while the Wizards are on the far end with +11.
TOTALs: This game is expected to reach 230 points on the total with the Wizards the team over and the Raptors going under.
Score Prediction: 125 – 112 Raptors