The Washington Wizards will look to snap their two-game losing streak on the second night of a back-to-back when they play the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are back home after wrapping up a four-game road trip, where they went 2-2.
The last time we saw the Raptors at home, they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 130-111 on Nov. 1. The Wizards are trying to pick up their second road win this season after losing 102-94 to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. This season hasn’t gone to plan for the Wizards, who currently own the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Here are the odds and our best bet for Washington-Toronto:
Wizards vs. Raptors odds, spread and total
Wizards vs. Raptors how to watch
- Date: Monday, Nov. 13
- Game Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena
- How to Watch (TV): NBA League Pass
- Wizards Record: 2-7
- Raptors Record: 4-5
Wizards vs. Raptors injury reports
Washington Wizards injury report
Injury report not released
Toronto Raptors injury report
- Christian Koloko (out, illness)
- Gary Trent Jr. (questionable, foot)
Wizards vs. Raptors key players to watch
Kyle Kuzma: The 28-year-old Kuzma has been one of the lone bright spots for the Wizards to start this season. Kuzma leads the team in scoring, averaging 23 points per game on 47.4% shooting from the field and 32.9% from three-point range. In addition to scoring, the veteran forward is finding other ways to impact the game, recording 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
After starting the regular season scoring 20 or more points in seven straight games, Kuzma has fallen back down to earth recently, dropping 15 and 17 points, respectively, in Washington’s last two games.
Bilal Coulibaly: The 19-year-old rookie is coming off his best regular season performance thus far against the Nets on Sunday. Coulibaly is known for his defensive prowess but had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from deep in 34 minutes off the bench. He also grabbed seven rebounds and swiped four steals. It was a complete performance from the rookie, who will try to build off that against the Raptors, who are loaded at the wing spot.
Scottie Barnes: The 22-year-old Barnes is having a terrific third season in the NBA and becoming one of the Raptors’ top offensive options. Barnes is averaging 20.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists this season.
The former Florida State standout is a threat to have a triple-double on any night, which he’s done once already, and can produce a double-double in a blink of an eye. Barnes struggled in the Raptors’ 117-94 loss to the Celtics over the weekend (10 points, five rebounds, and four assists). But he should bounce back against a Wizards’ team that doesn’t play a ton of defense.
Pascal Siakam: The 29-year-old power forward is having a quiet start to the season, but he’s still averaging 17.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Siakam is playing better at home than on the road to start the 2023-24 campaign, which is excellent news for Toronto. He’s averaging 18 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists at Scotiabank Arena. Siakam is shooting 44.1% from the field and 41.7% from beyond the arc.
Wizards vs. Raptors prediction and pick
The Wizards haven’t played well on the road this season (1-5), with their only win coming against the Hornets. They are also 3-3 against the spread on the road. Overall, Washington has lost six out of their last seven games and has allowed 120 points or more five times.
As for the Raptors, they are 2-2 at home this season, with the two losses coming against the Sixers and Trail Blazers. In their four games at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto has played well defensively, only giving up 104.5 points per game.
I don’t see the Raptors having any issues with the Wizards, especially with them having Siakam, Barnes, and OG Anunoby on the wing. This season, the Raptors are 2-2 ATS at home and 2-1 ATS as favorites. With Washington’s defensive struggles and lapses, I see Siakam, Barnes, and Dennis Schroder having big games en route to a win.
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