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Raptors visit Suns in NBA clash

Toronto RaptorsPhoenix Suns
6-11December 06, 2013, 09:00 | US Airways Center10-9

The Suns hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Raptors pay a visit to US Airways Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 10-9 so far on the season, and 12-5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 6-11 and 7-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 11-8 and the Raptors go 10-7 on the totals.

View Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 200.5 at TopBet.

This game pits the Suns, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-91 victory for the Suns.

The Raptors were a 112-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. DeMar DeRozan went off for 26 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Golden State defeated Toronto, 112-103 at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 97-88 winner as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Suns covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points leading the Suns to a 97-88 victory over Houston at Toyota Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 23-rated squad against Toronto's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 5 in the league with 9.26 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 7.41 per outing.

Next up:
Toronto at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 8th
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 10th