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Denver NuggetsToronto Raptors
March 28, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Denver Nuggets vs Toronto Raptors Odds

27-23TEAM RECORD16-34

The Raptors will try to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Nuggets in basketball action.

The Raptors bring a 16-34 record (28-21-1 ATS) to the battle against the 27-23 Nuggets, who are 26-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 22-26-2 so far and the Nuggets go 27-23.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated Raptors and the No. 16-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-94 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 91.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 29 at 102.3 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 104 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Denver was a 108-91 winner on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Denver got 27 points from Ty Lawson en route to a 108-91 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.

Toronto was a 117-101 loser in its last match at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto got 21 points from Gary Forbes but lost anyway 117-101 against the Magic on Monday at Air Canada Centre.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nuggets at Raptors trends to consider:
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 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Toronto is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
Toronto is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing at home against Denver
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Denver at Charlotte, Friday, March 30
Toronto home to Miami, Friday, March 30

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