5* NBA BLUE CHIP GAME OF THE MONTH
Washington vs. Toronto,
02/03/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 89 - 106
Point Spread: -4/-105 Toronto
The Toronto Raptors will be extremely motivated to play their best basketball against the Wizards tonight. Toronto followed up a horrible loss at home to Atlanta on Tuesday (77-100) with an even worse performance the following night in Boston (64-100). When a team gets embarrassed like that it tends to bring out the best of them, and the Wizards are just the team to help the Raptors get back on track.
Washington has been the worst road team in basketball over the last two seasons, and they come into this game just 1-9 away from home this season. The home team has won six straight in this series, so I wouldn't put too much into the Wizards 93-78 win at home against the Raptors earlier this season.
Toronto falls into a dynamite system that only adds to their value. Over the last 5 seasons, favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points, who are revenging a double-digit road loss against their opponent and are also coming off a loss in their last game of at least 20 points, are a sizzling 24-5 ATS! BET THE RAPTORS!