Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards - 1/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (20-21) at Toronto Raptors (29-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards invade the Air Canada Center to battle the Toronto Raptors tonight.
The Wizards have lost three of their last four games and looked terrible in last night's 116-91 blowout loss to the Celtics. Otto Porter Jr and Jared Dudley led the team with 15 points each while Ramon Sessions had 12, but the Wizards go as John Wall goes, but he finished with just eight points and 10 assists as the Wizards battled hard in the first half before getting blown out 62-42 in the second half. With the loss, Washington falls to 20-22 on the season and 10-14 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors continued their climb up the power rankings with a dominant 112-94 home win against the Clippers on Sunday. Kyle Lowry led the scoring with 21 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points while DeMar DeRozan had 18, but it was actually the second unit who sparked the team with a 17-3 run in the second quarter to take control of the game and turn a double-digit deficit into a 62-49 lead going into halftime. The Raptors would go on to cruise to their eighth straight victory and improve to 29-15 overall and 15-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, while the Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Wizards are 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Toronto.
Surprisingly, the Wizards have absolutely dominated the Raptors against the spread over the last eight games but I really can't see that trend continuing tonight as the Raptors have been dominant at the Air Canada Center, while the Wizards have been pretty poor over the last four games. There's always a chance that the Wizards could bounce back and cause the upset tonight, but I'm sticking with the Raptors.