At 8:00 ET, the 12th-ranked Toronto Raptors (23-47) will take on the 14th-ranked Washington Wizards (12-58). The Wizards are favored by 6 points, and the over/under line is set at 231.5.

This Eastern Conference matchup will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and can be seen on MNMT.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors +6

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Bruce Brown finishing with Bruce Brown points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.4% and knocking down 5 threes.

Will the Toronto Defense Show Up on the Road?

Toronto comes into today’s game as 6-point underdogs, which is their 10th straight game as the underdog. So far this season, the Raptors are 11-37 as the underdog and 22-26 vs. the spread.

The Raptors have lost nine straight games and are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-47. In non-conference games, they are 7-21 compared to 16-26 against the East.

In their last game, the Raptors fell to the Thunder by a score of 123-103. The combined scoring in that game was 226, which was below the O/U line of 230.5. Toronto was getting 16.5 points in that game.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 35-34-1, and the under has hit in their last five games. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5, and their games have averaged 231.3 points per game.

For the season, the Raptors are 31-39 against the spread, including an 18-17 ATS record on the road. In their last five games, they are 0-5 vs. the spread.

Heading into the game, the Raptors are 18th in the league in scoring at 113.2 points per game. Interestingly, they have been better on the road, averaging 116.3 points per game compared to 110.1 at home.

So far this season, the Raptors have been below the NBA scoring average in 55.7% of their games. In terms of pace, Toronto is 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are 15th in two-point shooting at 54% but are just 24th in three-point shooting at 35%.

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 24th in the NBA, permitting 118.1 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Raptors are forcing 13.2 per game, which is 20th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 18th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Will Washington Win at Home?

Today’s over/under line of 231.5 is lower than the Wizards’ season average of 238.8. In 54 of their games, the O/U line has been higher than today’s line.

Washington’s O/U record for the season is 35-35, and their games have averaged 237.6 points per game. In their last game vs. the Kings, the final score was 211 points.

The Wizards are 31-38 against the spread this season, including a 10-22 record at home. On the road, they have covered the spread in three straight games compared to going 21-16 ATS.

As the favorite this season, the Wizards are 1-4 straight-up and 1-4 vs. the spread. They are favored by 6 points today and have gone 11-54 as the underdog.

Washington’s last game was a 109-102 win over the Kings, where they were 11-point underdogs. This improved their overall record to 12-58, which is 14th in the Eastern Conference.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace, averaging 102.3 possessions per game. They are also 8th in the league in assists at 28 per contest.

So far this season, Washington has been an above-average team in terms of scoring, averaging 113.8 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road (114.3 PPG) compared to at home (113.2 PPG).

When it comes to shooting, the Wizards are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. They have been one of the better teams in the league at scoring inside the arc, ranking 6th in two-point field goals made per game.

At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 30th in the NBA, permitting 123.9 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Wizards are forcing 13.5 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 14th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.