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Washington @ Toronto

Current Records: Washington 30-36; Toronto 27-39

What to Know

The Washington Wizards are 5-20 against the Toronto Raptors since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Thursday. Washington might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET May 6 at Amalie Arena. The Raptors will need to watch out since the Wizards have now posted big point totals in their last four contests.

Washington was just a bucket short of a win on Wednesday and fell 135-134 to the Milwaukee Bucks. The contest was a 71-71 toss-up at halftime, but Washington was outplayed the rest of the way. The losing side was boosted by point guard Russell Westbrook, who posted a triple-double on 29 points, 17 assists, and 12 rebounds. Westbrook now has 33 triple-doubles this season.

Meanwhile, Toronto was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Tuesday as they fell 105-100 to the Los Angeles Clippers. A silver lining for the Raptors was the play of shooting guard Fred VanVleet, who dropped a double-double on 27 points and 13 dimes.

Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a victory. Allowing an average of 118.32 points per game, the Wizards haven't exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We'll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena -- Tampa, Florida
  • TV: NBC Sports Washington
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Raptors are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Wizards, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Toronto have won 20 out of their last 25 games against Washington.

  • Apr 05, 2021 - Toronto 103 vs. Washington 101
  • Feb 10, 2021 - Toronto 137 vs. Washington 115
  • Jan 17, 2020 - Toronto 140 vs. Washington 111
  • Dec 20, 2019 - Toronto 122 vs. Washington 118
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Toronto 129 vs. Washington 120
  • Jan 13, 2019 - Toronto 140 vs. Washington 138
  • Nov 23, 2018 - Toronto 125 vs. Washington 107
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Toronto 117 vs. Washington 113
  • Apr 27, 2018 - Toronto 102 vs. Washington 92
  • Apr 25, 2018 - Toronto 108 vs. Washington 98
  • Apr 22, 2018 - Washington 106 vs. Toronto 98
  • Apr 20, 2018 - Washington 122 vs. Toronto 103
  • Apr 17, 2018 - Toronto 130 vs. Washington 119
  • Apr 14, 2018 - Toronto 114 vs. Washington 106
  • Mar 02, 2018 - Toronto 102 vs. Washington 95
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Washington 122 vs. Toronto 119
  • Nov 19, 2017 - Toronto 100 vs. Washington 91
  • Nov 05, 2017 - Washington 107 vs. Toronto 96
  • Mar 03, 2017 - Toronto 114 vs. Washington 106
  • Mar 01, 2017 - Washington 105 vs. Toronto 96
  • Nov 02, 2016 - Toronto 113 vs. Washington 103
  • Jan 26, 2016 - Toronto 106 vs. Washington 89
  • Jan 08, 2016 - Toronto 97 vs. Washington 88
  • Dec 30, 2015 - Toronto 94 vs. Washington 91
  • Nov 28, 2015 - Toronto 84 vs. Washington 82