For those with an eye on the NBA's reverse standings, Monday night's Toronto Raptors game should be a big one.

The 19-30 Raptors who sit seventh-last in the NBA will take on the 17-31 Washington Wizards who sit sixth-last in the NBA on Monday night.

The Wizards have been on a bit of a skid as of late, dropping 11 of their last 14 games and falling 1.5 games back of the Raptors in the league. Their last three losses have in double-digit fashion all without Bradley Beal who is listed as probable for Monday night's game with a right hip contusion.

As things sit heading into Monday, Toronto has a 32% chance at a top-four pick and a 7.5% chance at the top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Washington, sitting right ahead of Toronto in the lottery standings, has a 37.2% chance at a top-four pick and a 9% chance at the No 1. pick this year.

Unfortunately for those Raptors fans looking to tank this season, Vegas sportsbooks are giving Toronto a five-point edge on Monday night, according to Covers. The Raptors have a -210 moneyline, implying about a 68% chance of topping the Wizards.

Things, however, could look a little bit different if Beal is good to go and if the Raptors are forced to go without Fred VanVleet who is listed as questionable with a left hip contusion. 

"He did not practice. There's nothing on the MRI," Nurse said of VanVleet. "Probably day-to-day."

If VanVleet is ruled out, Toronto will be without both its starting guards, and rookie Malachi Flynn is expected to get the start.

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