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Toronto RaptorsDenver Nuggets
Jan 27, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Odds

6-13TEAM RECORD13-5

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Raptors travelling to Denver Friday to face the Nuggets on Friday.

The Raptors will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 13-5 ATS. Toronto is 7-11-1 on the totals; Denver is 11-7.

View Toronto vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one will find them as 12-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-91 victory for the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 1-ranked offense (106.4 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 13 at 93.7 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 48.3% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.2 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 111-106 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points for Toronto on Wednesday, leading the Raptors to a 111-106 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Nuggets were a 122-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nuggets blew out Sacramento on Wednesday, running up the score in a 122-93 win at Power Balance Pavilion.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Raptors at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Toronto's last 24 games
Toronto is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at New Jersey, Sunday, January 29
Denver home to LA Clippers, Sunday, January 29

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