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March 21, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Odds

20-49TEAM RECORD41-29

Pepsi Center features an NBA battle between the host Denver Nuggets and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Monday.

The Nuggets sport records of 41-29 and 36-31-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 20-49 and 30-37-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-35-1 for the Nuggets and 32-37 for the Raptors.

View Toronto vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 12.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 214.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 8 and the Raptors at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 108-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 13-rated squad against Toronto's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 106.7 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

The Raptors were a 95-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points leading the Raptors to a 95-93 victory over Oklahoma City at Ford Center on Sunday.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 103-98 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver got 27 points from J.R. Smith en route to a 103-98 loss against Miami on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 9-1
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Raptors at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 14 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Phoenix, Wednesday, March 23
Denver home to San Antonio, Wednesday, March 23

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