Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 10/20/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 10/20/2021 – The Toronto Raptors not long ago were the champions in the NBA. They have begun to rebuild once again and hope this season will be fair to them. This team will play their first regular-season game since the pandemic happened against the Washington Wizards at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. Both teams meet on October 20, Wednesday and the television broadcast by TSN begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Washington Wizards are the underdogs in NBA game odds going to Canada against the Toronto Raptors.
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 10/20/2021
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 10/20/2021 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards may have traded Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers but they added three key pieces to surround Bradley Beal. Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and former NBA sixth man of the year Montrezl Harrell join the Wizards to form a strong backbone. Spencer Dinwiddie had been a borderline NBA All-Star and will man the point guard position as the season starts. Thomas Bryant is still expected to miss time with an injury but Darius Gafford has proven to be a good starting center in the NBA. Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans have also been retained by the team.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 60 GP 60 GS 35.8 MIN 31.3 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.81 PER
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.75 PER
R. Hachimura PF 57 GP 57 GS 31.5 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.9 OR 4.6 DR 5.5 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.45 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors have kept a few players from their championship roster moving forward to this season. Fred VanVleet will be the team’s best scoring option at the guard position with the departure of Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat for Goran Dragic. Pascal Siakam has been the Raptors’ replacement to Kawhi Leonard but has been unhealthy so far. OG Anunoby is still with the team and he is expected to move to the bench as rookie Scottie Barnes gets more used to playing in the NBA. Chris Boucher was last year’s starting center and will step back and give that spot to Khem Birch.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 56 GP 56 GS 35.8 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.7 OR 5.5 DR 7.2 REB 4.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.77 PER
F. VanVleet SG 52 GP 52 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 3.5 AST/TO 16.88 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 17 GP 15 GS 31.8 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.6 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 11.39 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors 10/20/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Bradley Beal SG Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Toronto
Pascal Siakam PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Washington Wizards may have retooled but they still need more polishing. Nick Nurse has done a good job with the Toronto Raptors as they remain competitive despite injuries. The best online sportsbook has the Raptors winning at home against the Wizards.
Moneyline: The Wizards as the underdogs are given an +135 on the ML if they win while the Raptors are -155.
ATS: It is 3.5 points on the spread for this matchup with the Wizards getting +3.5 while the Raptors take -3.5.
TOTALs: It is 220 points on the total for both teams to dance on with the Raptors the team under and the Wizards are over.
Score Prediction: 107 – 105, Raptors