The Toronto Raptors are finally bringing an end to a wait that lasted nearly two years, as they are finally returning to Scotiabank Arena for their first regular-season home game in almost two whole years. Some of the most recent Raptors odds have them pulling off a win in this triumphant return.
Toronto will take on Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards. While they may not seem like a huge threat given the trade of Russell Westbrook, Wes Unseld Jr. was one Sam Dekker performance away from beating them in the preseason.
Nick Nurse and the squad will unveil their regular season rotation for the first time, meaning that the likes of OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet, and rookie sensation Scottie Barnes will be properly unleashed.
Will this new-look team help Toronto start the season off with a win? Will the Wizards lean on Beal and their offensive talent in order to come up to Canada and steal a win? Let’s see what Las Vegas thinks.
Raptors vs Wizards Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBET have the Raptors as -2.5 favorites against the spread, with Toronto -110 (bet $110 to win $100) to cover. The Wizards are +120 (bet $100 to win $120) on the moneyline, while Toronto clocks in at -140 (bet $140 to win $100).
The over-under in this contest is 219.5 points, with both the over and under checking in at -110. Vegas seems to think that both of these teams will get out to hot starts to begin the season, though their moneyline odds make them seem like evenly matched opponents.
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, and Precious Achiuwa will start, while Gary Trent Jr. and Khem Birch move to the bench.
Raptors Injury Report
After injuring his finger in the preseason, Chris Boucher will play against Washington. Pascal Siakam, however, remains out due to a shoulder operation.
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Prediction
The Raptors may have handled Washington in the preseason, but the odds of Beal throwing up a clunker as he did in that game are very small now that the chips are down. With the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Spencer Dinwiddie beside him, Washington is not short on players who can put the ball in the basket.
Even with all of that, and despite the fact that Siakam is still on the mend, Toronto has a rotation that can go nine or ten players deep, and they should use that to overwhelm the Wizards with speed, versatility, and defense. I’d take the Raptors to cover the spread and win outright in this game.
Raptors 112, Wizards 108
What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on TSN for Canadian audiences and NBC Sports Washington for American fans.
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
Toronto will make a quick road trip to Boston before starting a four-game homestand. they will face off against Luka Doncic’s Mavericks, old friend DeMar DeRozan’s Bulls, and Rick Carlisle’s Pacers.
Oct. 22 @ Boston
Oct. 23 vs. Dallas
Oct. 25 vs. Chicago
Oct. 27 vs. Indiana