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Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1-17-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: January 17, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington Wizards +11 (-110) 230 o (-110) +392

Toronto Raptors
-11 (-110) 230 u (-110) -483
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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

Trends

Washington Wizards

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Washington are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
Washington are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Toronto.
Wizards are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Washington are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Washington are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home.
Toronto are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Washington.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Toronto are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games played in January.

Injuries

Washington Wizards

John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Moritz Wagner PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Rui Hachimura PF Groin is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

Fred VanVleet PG Hamstring is upgraded to “?” Friday vs Washington

Head-to-Head
Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors
20-20 Against the Spread 21-18-1
22-17-1 Straight Up 20-20
114 Points per Game 110
119 Points Allowed per Game 105
45.91 Offensive FG% 44.92
77.61 Offensive FT% 79.69
36.29 Offensive 3PT% 37.13
48.78 Defensive FG% 42.59
77.89 Defensive FT% 76.1
36.54 Defensive 3PT% 33.27

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