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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

December 27, 2023

The Toronto Raptors will travel to Washington, District of Columbia on Wednesday evening to face the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET and will air on NBA TV.

Toronto enters this game with one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference at 11-18 which puts them in 12th place in the Conference and are on a three-game losing streak following a 119-126 loss on the road against the Utah Jazz on Saturday. The Raptors have been a slightly above-average defensive team as they are allowing an average of 114.79 points per game, however, they have been a below-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging 112.41 points per game which ranks 22nd in the NBA. Scottie Barnes has arguably been their best player this season as he is either first or second on the team in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks with an average of 20.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.45 steals, and 1.38 blocks per game. The Toronto Raptors will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the Washington Wizards.

The Washington Wizards are the 2nd worst team in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-23 and are on a two-game losing streak following a 119-127 loss at home against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening. Washington has been the worst defensive team in the league as they are allowing the most points per game in the NBA with an average of 126.57 points per game, however, they have been a slightly above average scoring team this season as they are averaging 117.04 points per game which ranks 10th in the league. Kyle Kuzma has been the best player for the Wizards as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds with an average of 23 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards will look to avoid their 3rd loss in a row when they host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday evening.

BookMaker has the Toronto Raptors listed as 6-point favorites on the road against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening. Toronto has won seven of the last three including the previous three meetings. The teams are 4-4-2 ATS in the last ten and 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 12-16-1 ATS overall, 4-7-1 ATS on the road, and 6-7 ATS as a favorite this season while the Washington Wizards are 14-15 ATS overall, 3-8 ATS at home, and 13-14 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Toronto enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the last three meetings. However, the Wizards have been the better team this season at covering the spread as they are 14-15 ATS overall and 13-14 ATS as an underdog while the Raptors are 12-16-1 ATS overall and 6-7 ATS as a favorite. Take the points with the Washington Wizards when they host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Washington Wizards +6