Through 3 Quarters

A victory for the Toronto Raptors would push them over .500, and after three quarters they have put themselves in a good position to make this happen. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Washington Wizards 95-77.

Toronto has been relying on point guard Fred VanVleet, who has posted a double-double on 18 points and 12 assists in addition to two blocks, and power forward Scottie Barnes, who has 27 points along with five boards.

Washington hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer.

they have lost 77% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Toronto @ Washington

Current Records: Toronto 21-21; Washington 23-22

What to Know

The Toronto Raptors are 22-7 against the Washington Wizards since November of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Friday. Toronto's road trip will continue as they head to Capital One Arena at 8 p.m. ET to face off against Washington. These two teams are out to turn their luck around after having lost tight contests in their previous games.

It was a hard-fought contest, but the Raptors had to settle for a 102-98 defeat against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Despite the loss, Toronto got a solid performance out of small forward OG Anunoby, who had 19 points in addition to eight rebounds. Anunoby hadn't helped his team much against the Miami Heat on Monday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.

Speaking of close games: Washington was just a bucket shy of a victory on Wednesday and fell 119-118 to the Brooklyn Nets. The game was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but Washington had been the slight favorite coming in. The losing side was boosted by shooting guard Bradley Beal, who had 23 points and nine assists.

The losses put the Raptors at 21-21 and the Wizards at 23-22. Toronto is 10-10 after losses this year, Washington 11-10.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $23.52

Odds

The Raptors are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Wizards, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Wizards as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 22 out of their last 29 games against Washington.

  • Dec 05, 2021 - Toronto 102 vs. Washington 90
  • Nov 03, 2021 - Toronto 109 vs. Washington 100
  • Oct 20, 2021 - Washington 98 vs. Toronto 83
  • May 06, 2021 - Washington 131 vs. Toronto 129
  • 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

Injury Report for Washington

  • Kyle Kuzma: Out (Neck)

Injury Report for Toronto

  • Isaac Bonga: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • David Johnson: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Khem Birch: Out (Nose)