Suns vs. Raptors Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 225 points.
Phoenix enters with a 9-16 overall record and 10-13-1 ATS after a 115-101 victory at Philadelphia. Toronto is 14-7 overall and 12-9 ATS following a 120-115 home win over the Pacers. The Suns won both meetings last season straight up and ATS. The under went 2-0.
In the win at the 76ers, Devin Booker poured in 46 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals. TJ Warren contributed 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Tyler Ulis added a double-double of 12 points and 12 assists. Phoenix led by a count of 60-47 at halftime.
DeMar DeRozan tallied 25 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the win over Indiana. Jakob Poeltl contributed 18 points and six rebounds off the bench. Serge Ibaka added 15 points and eight boards. Toronto led 65-58 at halftime.
Phoenix is 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings overall. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Toronto.
The Suns have had great success the last four years against Toronto and even going further back than that. Even on a back-to-back, there is no reason Phoenix can't keep this game from being a blowout. Booker is on fire right now, averaging 41 points per game on the road at Boston and Philly. Here is a young team gaining some confidence. Ride them for now.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +13.5