The Toronto Raptors will take on the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena. The Wizards placed third in the Southeast Division with a 34-38 record last season and made the playoffs after clinching a play-in tournament berth. Washington lost in the opening round to Philadelphia in five games. The Raptors, meanwhile, finished last season fifth in the Atlantic Division at 27-45.
After playing the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa, Florida, the Raptors will host their first regular season home game since Feb. 28, 2020. The Raptors have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams. Toronto is favored by 2.5-points in the latest Raptors vs. Wizards odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Wizards vs. Raptors picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Raptors vs. Wizards spread: Raptors -2.5
- Raptors vs. Wizards over-under: 221 points
What you need to know about the Raptors
Pascal Siakam (shoulder surgery) is approximately two weeks away from making his season debut. Chris Boucher is listed as questionable with a finger injury. Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa were acquired from Miami in an offseason trade for Kyle Lowry. The Raptors won three of five preseason games, finishing with a +22 point differential.
Scottie Barnes, who was picked fourth overall in the 2021 NBA draft by the Raptors, will make his pro debut on Wednesday. Toronto has won 13 of 20 home openers, and the Raptors have won nine of their last 10 games against the Wizards.
What you need to know about the Wizards
Wes Unseld Jr. replaced Scott Brooks as Washington's head coach, signing a four-year contract. He is aiming to become the first Washington head coach to win a season-opening game since 2009. The Wizards feature seven new players on their roster, most notably projected starters Spencer Dinwiddie, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma,
Bradley Beal (knee) is expected to play on Wednesday. Rui Hachimura (health and safety protocols) will not be available for the season opener. Four of the Wizards' last seven games vs. the Raptors have been decided by four points or less.
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