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Suns vs Raptors NBA Game Preview

Phoenix SunsToronto Raptors
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors Odds

28-27TEAM RECORD16-42

The Raptors will be trying to slam the Suns on Friday when the teams tip off at Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.

The Raptors bring a 16-42 record (25-31-2 ATS) to the battle against the 28-27 Suns, who are 25-29-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 28-30 so far and the Suns go 28-27.

View Phoenix vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Suns listed as 3-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 213.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 28 and the Suns sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-98 result in favor of the Suns today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 99 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 26 at 105.3 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 107.4 points per game when on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 105-97 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix got 20 points from Channing Frye en route to a 105-97 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 118-113 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Raptors covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Raptors grabbed a 118-113 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Andrea Bargnani at Air Canada Centre.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 1-9

A few Suns at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Toronto's last 21 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Indiana, Sunday, February 27
Toronto home to Dallas, Sunday, February 27