Raptors vs. Suns Prediction
Will the Phoenix Suns cover the point spread as a double-digit home underdog when they host the Toronto Raptors at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are 11.5-point road favorites versus the Suns, who opened as an 8-point home underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 218.5 but has been bet down to 217.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday morning, 73% of the betting tickets are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Injury Report: The Raptors will be without Lucas Nogueira (Calf) and Delon Wright (Shoulder). For the Suns, Devin Booker (groin) and Brandon Knight (knee, out for the year) are both out, while Alex Len (knee) is probable.
Who We Like: The Suns have covered the spread in four of their last five games versus a team with a winning record and is 11-3 at the betting window in their last 14 games versus Atlantic opponents. They've covered the spread in seven of their last nine games versus an opponent with a winning percentage of above .600 as well.
The Raptors have been a bad bet in this series, too. First and foremost, the underdog is a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Raptors are also 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 games versus the Suns overall and are winless at the betting window in their last four games in Phoenix. This is a big number for a road team to cover, even in an un-even matchup.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +11.5