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Raptors vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds PHO -2.5, TOR +115 | PHO -140 O/U 226.5
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 23-28, while going 26-25-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
Toronto is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Trail Blazers. With the 123-105 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. Toronto played well enough in the second half to prevent the Trail Blazers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 19 going into halftime. In the win, Precious Achiuwa led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 68.8%.
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 26-25, while going 26-23-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 128-118. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Phoenix went on to win the game, as they led by 7 heading into halftime. In the win, Chris Paul led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Raptors averaged 106.0 points per game vs the Suns. While the Raptors were able to maintain their usual level of production against Phoenix, the Suns averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 105.5. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Toronto has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. Toronto and Phoenix averaged a combined 216 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. If the Toronto offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 1st in fewest turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Raptors are giving up an average of 107.1 points per game, good for 7th in the NBA.
This season, the Raptors offense has primarily worked through Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 41 games, Siakam is 19th in the NBA at 25.1 points per game. So far, him and Trent Jr. have accounted for 37% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.5 rebounds for Toronto to go along with 1.5 assists.
Through 51 games, the Suns are averaging 112.9 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, the Suns are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Suns offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 22nd in effective field goal percentage.
Against the Raptors, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Devin Booker. In his 29 games, Booker is averaging 27.1 points per game while dishing out 5.6 assists and grabbing 4.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Mikal Bridges, who leads the team and is 77th in the NBA at 16.5 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 46.0% of his field goal attempts while taking 14.7% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Raptors vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Suns -2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 226.5