Main Page

Raptors vs. Wizards: Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

5 min read
James Foglio profile picture
We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.
ABC News

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, the Toronto Raptors (5-3) are playing the Washington Wizards (5-2) at Capital One Arena. Thus far, the Raptors are 4-4 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, while the Wizards are 5-2 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted down below.

Game Information

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Capital One Arena; Washington D.C.

TV channels: NBA League Pass, NBC Sports Washington, TSN

Radio broadcast: WTEM, CHUM

Live stream: Amazon Prime Video (30-day free trial), NBC Sports Washington

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Wizards have a 60.1% chance of winning

BetOnline Bonus Offer
BetOnline Sports logo 50% up to $1000 Welcome Bonus 5 Stars Get Offer

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards news

Referencing Land of Basketball’s statistics, these Eastern Conference teams have played one another 95 times all-time in the regular season. Toronto leads the all-time record 56 to 39. Nonetheless, in the previous three head-to-head meetings, the Wizards are 2-1 versus the Raptors. On Oct. 20, 2021, the last time these two teams faced off, Washington won 98-83 on the road. Keep in mind, the Raptors are also 8-2 in their past 10 head-to-head matches versus the Wizards.

Besides the Wizards displaying their City Edition uniforms for tonight’s matchup, the top story for this game is Toronto seeking revenge over the team’s 98-83 opening day loss to the Wizards. Though, the Raptors will have to find a way to win without Scottie Barnes. Of course, his thumb injury is keeping him on the bench for this game.

Injury Report

Furthermore, for the Raptors, power forward Pascal Siakim remains out indefinitely. Forwards Yuta Watanabe and Scottie Barnes are out for Wednesday night’s game. Watanabe is recovering from a calf injury, while Barnes needs more time to rest his thumb.

Next, for Washington, they have four players listed out: Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura, Cassius Winston and Anthony Gill. To add to the list, power forward Davis Bertans was also downgraded to out. These players are suffering from either ankle, knee, calf or hamstring issues. Hachimura is out for personal reasons.

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards betting lines

Raptors vs Wizards 2021-22 NBA Season Injury Report, Preview, Predictions and Picks

Over/Under: 213

Point spread: Wizards -3.5 (-110)

Best moneyline: Raptors +140, Wizards -160

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards preview

Additionally, in the Raptors’ 113-104 road win over the Knicks on Monday, forward OG Anunoby led his team in scoring, putting up 36 points in 41 minutes of action. Guard Gary Trent Jr. ended his performance with 26 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 43 minutes played. Plus they out-rebounded the Knicks 48 to 41 and outscored them 44 to 34 in the paint.

Upon further review of the box-score game statistics, Toronto shot 43-for-99 (43.4%) from the floor and 14-for-42 (33.3%) from behind the arc. New York outscored them 34 to 26 in the opening quarter, but Toronto closed out their second-half with 60 points. They are currently on a four-game winning streak, and the team is 3-0 away this season.

Meanwhile, on Monday, in the Wizards’ 118-111 road loss to the Hawks, guard Bradley Beal scored a team-high 24 points in 34 minutes on the court. Forward Kyle Kuzma contributed 18 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 34 minutes played, too. While they were out-rebounded 47 to 36, they outscored the Hawks in the paint 48 to 42.

However, Washington failed to generate enough points in the second half. They shot 41-for-86 (47.7%) from the field and 13-for-39 (33.3%) from three-point range. Toronto’s loss to Atlanta snapped the team’s three-game winning streak. Now, they are 3-0 at home and 2-2 away.

Finally, the Raptors’ projected starting lineup is PG Fred VanVleet, SG Gary Trent Jr., SF OG Anunoby, PF Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and C Precious Achiuwa. On the flip side, the Wizards’ projected starting lineup is PG Spencer Dinwiddie, SG Bradley Beal, SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, PF Kyle Kuzma and C Daniel Gafford.

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards prediction

Moreover, the total for tonight’s intraconference matchup is set at 213. According to the spread consensus, 56% of bettors are predicting the Raptors will cover the spread. Pertaining to the point total consensus, 75% of gamblers are expecting the total will go over 213. As of right now, Toronto is 2-1 as a selected favorite and 3-2 as an underdog, whereas Washington is 1-0 as a selected favorite and 4-2 as an underdog. The Raptors’ four-game winning streak is enticing.

For interesting betting trends, the Raptors are 4-1 straight up in their last five games. Plus, they are 10-2 straight up in their past 12 games played against Washington. Not to mention, the total has gone over in four of the team’s previous five contests, and they are 4-1 SU in their last five matches played at Capital One Arena. Next, the total has gone over in four of Toronto’s past six performances.

As for the Wizards, they are 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games played. And, the team is 5-2 SU in their last seven contests. Also, the total has gone over in seven of Washington’s past 10 performances. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone over in four of the Wizards’ previous six games played this season. Therefore, think about picking the Wizards to win and for the Raptors to cover.

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards betting pick

Pick the Wizards to win at home, the Raptors will cover the spread and the total will go over 213. Washington is a 3.5-point favorite with BetUS.

BetOnline Bonus Offer
BetOnline Sports logo 50% up to $1000 Welcome Bonus 5 Stars Get Offer

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

Trending Now