Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards – NBA: The NBA’s play-offs are here
and on the first night we will have the leaders of the East playing at their own arena against the 8th place of the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards.
The team from the capital is already being led by their great superstar John Wall that has already showed up at a good level on this final stretch of the season after his injury.
Still, the Wizards are still a oscillating team that always leaves me doubting which Wizards’ team will show up on their games.
They are capable of the best and the worst and tonight they will have to play well to try to surprise the Raptors that have been doing really well this season.
The Toronto Raptors have finished the regular season in 1st place of the Eastern Conference, with a record of 59 wins and 23 losses.
Playing at the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Raptors have 34 wins against 7 losses, which is a clear sign of the Raptors’ win-rate at home.
The Raptors have ended the regular season with 4 consecutive victories against the Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic.
VanVleet is the only uncertainty for the Raptors, heading into this game.
The Washington Wizards were stripped of their big superstar John Wall for a considerable period of the regular season,
and that ended up reflecting itself on the standings, with the Wizards only managing to finish in 8th place of their conference with 43 wins and 39 losses.
Playing on the road, the Wizards have 20 wins and 21 losses. The Wizards have ended the regular season on the worst possible fashion, losing in Orlando against the Magic.
For this game, the Wizards have Meek unavailable, while Otto Porter, who got injured on the game against the Celtics, and Mike Scott are still doubtful for this game.
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the regular season, both of these teams have met on 3 occasions, with the Canadians winning twice and the Wizards winning the other.
In this game, and due to the great campaign that the Raptors have been making, I believe the team from Toronto will win.