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Skidding Raptors Will Be in Tough Without DeRozan vs Spurs

The Toronto Raptors have been flying high for the majority of the NBA season, but they’ve hit a wall of late and will be forced to play without all-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan on Tuesday vs the San Antonio Spurs. Sportsbooks opened the Raps as 2.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 209.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The Spurs are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games.
  • The Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after consecutive losses.

Toronto has dropped three straight games, matching its worst losing streak since November 2015. DeRozan will be out for at least the next two contests with a sprained right ankle and will be re-evaluated on Friday.

The status of power forward Patrick Patterson remains up in the air, as the veteran is listed as questionable with a knee injury. Patterson has missed 10 of the team’s last 12 games, and his return can’t come soon enough for a squad that’s lacking depth at the four spot.

The Spurs, who beat the Raptors by 28 points earlier this month, have long enjoyed success against Canada’s lone NBA franchise. San Antonio is 30-11 SU all-time vs the Raptors.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Antonio Spurs betting line opened this morning as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 209 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 115-103 result in favor of the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors bring a 28-16 record (26-17-1 ATS) to the battle against the 35-9 San Antonio Spurs, who are 26-17-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 27-17 so far and the San Antonio Spurs go 27-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs San Antonio injuries news.

This game pits the Toronto Raptors, currently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the San Antonio Spurs, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting San Antonio Spurs rank No. 20 in the league with 43.02 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 15-ranked team at 9.3 per game, while the San Antonio Spurs rate No. 14 with 9.32 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brooklyn was run off the court by the Spurs on Monday as San Antonio blasted the Nets 112-86 at Barclays Center.

Toronto got 22 points from DeMar DeRozan but lost anyway 115-103 against the Suns on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games
  • San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at New Orleans, Friday, January 27th
Toronto at Memphis, Wednesday, January 25th