Raptors vs. Nuggets Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors go out West and pick up an upset win over the Denver Nuggets when the two meet tonight at 6PM ET?
571 Toronto Raptors vs. 572 Denver Nuggets
Sunday, March 1, 2020
6PM ET – Pepsi Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Nuggets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Raptors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Raptors drop two straight
Toronto has been one of the hottest teams in the league over the last month, but the Raptors are coming off back-to-back losses at home to the Bucks and the Hornets. Toronto is now 42-17 on the season, 19-8 on the road, 33-26 against the spread and 30-28-1 with the over.
The Raptors are averaging 112.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up just 106 points per game, which ranks No. 1 in the league. Opponents shoot just 42.6 percent against them. Toronto has both Serge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet listed as questionable for this game due to injury. Those to combed for over 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game. Pascal Siakam is leading the team with 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Nuggets slip up
Denver is coming off a poor road showing against the Clippers, losing 132-103 in Los Angeles on Friday. The Nuggets are now 40-19 on the season, 23-7 at home, 27-28-4 against the spread and 30-28-1 with the under.
The Nuggets are putting up 110.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Denver is giving up 107.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 45.7 percent from the floor. Nikola Jokic is leading the Nuggets with 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. Jamal Murray is adding 18.7 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games as a road underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
The Nuggets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and 8-2-2 against the spread in their last 12 games following a loss.
The Nuggets have won three of their last four against Toronto and have covered in eight straight meetings, but the two haven’t met this season. The Raptors are a little unknown right now due to their injuries. They could be at full strength, or could be pretty limited. Either way, Toronto has looked off the last few games at home and their last road game was a 10-point loss at Brooklyn. Denver is a bit streaky, but the Nuggets have the defense to be a problem for Toronto. With the game being on their home floor, I would expect the Nuggets’ depth to be too much for the Raptors tonight.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -4.5