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Major Outlets Predict Raptors vs. Wizards Series

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With the playoffs looming, here is a roundup of all the major sports outlets' predictions for the Raptors-Wizards first-round series.

John Wall, left, and Kyle Lowry shared a backcourt in the All-Star Game, but they'll be sworn enemies come Saturday.
John Wall, left, and Kyle Lowry shared a backcourt in the All-Star Game, but they'll be sworn enemies come Saturday.
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By now, writers and analysts have had the chance to break down and evaluate everything about the first-round playoff matchup between the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards.

To save you some time, we at Raptors HQ have gathered predictions from major Canadian and American sports news outlets to see where the 'experts' feel the Raptors stand in this series.

Without further adieu, let's get to the picks:

John Schuhmann - NBA.com: Raptors in seven

Josh Martin - Bleacher Report: Raptors in seven

Howard Beck - Bleacher Report: Wizards in six

Brad Daugherty - ESPN: Wizards in an unspecified number of games

Doug Smith - Toronto Star: Raptors in seven

Ben Rohrbach - Ball Don't Lie: Wizards in seven

Howard Megdal - USA Today: Wizards in six

Kevin Arnovitz - ESPN: Raptors in seven

Chad Ford - ESPN: Wizards in seven

Israel Gutierrez - ESPN: Raptors in seven

Brian Windhorst - ESPN: Raptors in six or seven

Ohm Youngmisuk - ESPN New York: Raptors in seven

Chris Mannix- Sports Illustrated: Raptors in seven

Rohan Nadkarni - Sports Illustrated: Raptors in seven

Adi Joseph - The Sporting News: Raptors in six

As for this writer's humble opinion? I have the Raptors advancing in six games.

What are your thoughts on this matchup? Can Toronto win its second playoff series in franchise history, or will it be another one-and-done for Dwane Casey's squad?