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Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The Raptors will try to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre on Friday when they get a visit from the Suns in basketball action.
The Raptors bring a 3-13 record (7-9 ATS) to the battle against the 7-9 Suns, who are 5-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 9-7 so far and the Suns go 9-7. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-94 victory for the Suns.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 20-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 13 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.1 per outing.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 107 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 117-77 result against the Pistons on November 28. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix was run off the court by the Pistons on Wednesday as Detroit blasted them 117-77 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 103-82 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Raptors were blown out by Memphis on Wednesday, losing by a 103-82 final at FedExForum in basketball betting action.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Suns at Raptors trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Phoenix is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Toronto
Phoenix is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Phoenix
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Phoenix at New York, Sunday, December 2
Toronto at Denver, Monday, December 3