Top seed Toronto was a NBA betting online chalk to crush Washington in the first round. A clear path to the NBA Finals seemed to be theirs. After two wins and covers to open the series a sweep was touted. But apparently nobody told the Wizards they were dead. Washington won and covered games three and four at home. All of a sudden this was a series. Toronto unexpectedly was in a fight for their lives. Game five saw the Raptors reassert their authority. Now they need just one more win to clinch the series.
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards Game 6
Date and Time: Friday, April 27, 2018, 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Raptors vs. Wizards TV Coverage: NBATV
The Series so Far
This best of seven series is led by Toronto 3-2. The home team has won each game straight up. Most important the host has been perfect with the NBA betting online odds. Game five saw the Raptors score a 108-98 payout. If they can win game six at Washington they clinch the series. If there is a game seven Toronto will host on Sunday. DeMar DeRozan was the hero for the Raps in the fifth game. He led all players with 32 points.
Toronto boasted the best record in the Eastern Conference. Guard DeMar DeRozan is a big reason why. DeRozan is averaging 29 points per game so far in the playoffs. But from there is quite a drop in Raptor scoring. Guard Kyle Lowry is second on the team with just 16 points per game. Lowry is the Raps top rebounder with nine per game. The lack of support for DeRozan is why this series is yet to close out.
Washington was one of the most average teams in the regular season. They were carried most of the year by guard Bradley Beal. Yet in the playoffs fellow guard John Wall has been the difference maker. Wall leads the Wizards with 27 points and 12 rebounds per game. As for Beal he has fought through to score 21 points per tilt. This is despite getting plenty of Toronto defensive attention. After Beal and Wall there is a noticeable drop. Forward Mike Scott is at 11 points per outing.
Scott Brooks vs. Dwane Casey
Washington coach Scott Brooks has his team far more competitive than expected. After a lethargic regular season, he has raised his team to another level. Toronto coach Dwane Casey will be facing intense pressure. Casey has led the Raps to the playoffs five straight seasons. Yet they have made the Eastern Conference finals just once. But this is the strongest team in their history.
Team vs. Team
Washington has paid in three of their last four home sportsbook matchups against the Raptors. Four of the last six in this series at DC went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Washington will be a dangerous NBA betting online value for game six. They have the proven ability to pay at home vs. the Raps. Fans will be frenzied for a high stakes must win matchup. Toronto will be feeling the full blast heat. And thus far at Capital One Arena the Raptors have not impressed.
Raptors vs. Wizards NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Washington should prevail with more home cooking.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Washington Wizards
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wizards 110, Raptors 104