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Underdogs Cashing When Nuggets & Raptors Collide

The Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors have both had inconsistent starts to the NBA season, but the shooting and defensive struggles of the clubs could be solved when they collide north of the border on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Nuggets' last four games on the road against the Raptors.
  • The Nuggets are 0-10 SU and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
  • The Raptors are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games after a loss.

Oddsmakers opened the Raps as 7.5-point home favorites with a total of 204.

Denver didn’t register in the win column much last season but did have Toronto’s number. The Nugs triumphed in both clashes with the Dinos in 2015-16, with their last victory coming in the form of a 106-105 effort on December 3.

If the Raptors are going to cover the spread, they’ll need all-star point guard Kyle Lowry to get going. Lowry, who shot poorly in the playoffs, is 8-for-29 in the first two games of the new campaign. The Philadelphia native had four assists and six turnovers on Friday as the Raptors lost 94-91 to the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Denver allowed New Orleans star Anthony Davis to erupt for 50 points in the season opener before watching the Portland guard combination of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combine for 60 points on Sunday.

Underdogs have dominated this series over the years. Dogs have gone 8-1 ATS in the last nine tilts between the teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Toronto Raptors installed as -7-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 103-100 result in favor of the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Denver Nuggets vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors sport a record of 1-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Denver Nuggets sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 1-1 for the Toronto Raptors and 2-0 for the Denver Nuggets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Denver injuries news.

This game pits the Toronto Raptors, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Denver Nuggets, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Denver Nuggets rank No. 1 in the league with 59.5 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. -ranked team at per game, while the Denver Nuggets rate No. 18 with 7 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Denver got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Nikola Jokic in a losing cause in a 115-113 loss to Portland on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

DeMar DeRozan chucked in 32 points for Toronto on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 94-91 at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
  • Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Denver is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Toronto is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Toronto is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Minnesota, Thursday, November 3rd
Toronto at Washington, Wednesday, November 2nd

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