Sunday, January 23, 2022

Raptors vs. Wizards odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 5 predictions from proven computer model

The Washington Wizards will take on the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m. ET Sunday at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto is 10-13 overall and 3-8 at home, while the Wizards are 14-9 overall and 6-6 on the road. These teams have already met twice this season and split those matchups.

Toronto is favored by one point in the latest Raptors vs. Wizards odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 210.5. Before entering any Wizards vs. Raptors picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Raptors vs. Wizards. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Wizards vs. Raptors:

  • Raptors vs. Wizards spread: Raptors -1
  • Raptors vs. Wizards over-under: 210.5 points

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What you need to know about the Raptors

It was a close one, but this past Thursday the Raptors sidestepped the Milwaukee Bucks for a 97-93 win. It was another big night for Toronto’s point guard Fred VanVleet, who shot 5-for-10 from downtown and finished with 29 points and five rebounds. Toronto also got 20 points from Pascal Siakam and 13 from rookie Scottie Barnes.

The Raptors will be without OG Anunoby (hip), Khem Birch (knee) and Goran Dragic (not with team) on Sunday. Toronto’s biggest strength and weakness both come on the boards this season. It leads the NBA in offensive rebounds per game but ranks last in defensive rebounds per contest.

What you need to know about the Wizards

Meanwhile, the game between the Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers this past Friday was not particularly close, with Washington falling 116-101. Washington was down 99-72 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The top scorers for Washington were small forward Deni Avdija (16 points) and shooting guard Bradley Beal (14 points).

Washington is still missing Thomas Bryant (knee) and Rui Hachimura (reconditioning), neither of which has played this season. The Wizards are middle-of-the-pack defensively as they rank 14th in defensive rating. That comes despite Washington being last in the league with just 6.2 steals per game.

How to make Raptors vs. Wizards picks

The model has simulated Wizards vs. Raptors 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Raptors vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Wizards vs. Raptors spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.

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