Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Nuggets vs Raptors Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Denver Nuggets taking on the Toronto Raptors December 3, 2015 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Denver Nuggets (6-12) vs. Toronto Raptors (11-7)
Date: December 3, 2015
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: Toronto -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 196.5
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The Raptors start a 4 game homestand as they welcome in the Denver Nuggets to start it off.
Toronto comes in off a come from behind win over Atlanta on Wednesday as they took down the Hawks 96-86.
As for the Nuggets, they’ve dropped 8 straight games and come in off a very lazy and poor performance against the Bulls.
Denver looked emotionless and carefree in their 8th straight loss on Wednesday.
The Nuggets were outscored by 13 in the 4th quarter as the Bulls went on to grab a 99-90 win. Denver has had problems finding somebody to step up and score as they’ve averaged just 87.4 points over their last 5 games.
Denver shot a miserable 6 of 24 in their 4th quarter meltdown against Chicago. Head coach Mike Malone did have some answering to do after the loss.
Only 3 of the Denver starters played in the 4th quarter and it looked like the reserves were completely overmatched by the Bulls speed and shooting.
PG Gary Harris is expected to be OUT for Thursday’s contest. Harris has missed the past 3 games with a concussion.
While Denver was struggling in their 4th quarter performance, the Raptors were having a field day against the Hawks at the same time.
Toronto exploded for 39 points in the 4th quarter and Kyle Lowry put in 22 of those.
Kyle Lowry has been in the midst of his best NBA season and Wednesday really solidified that mark. Before his 22 point 4th quarter outburst, Lowry left the game in the 2nd quarter with flu like symptoms.
Another major reason for the Raptors success has been the play of C Bismack Biyombo. The Raptors C has averaged 11.6 rebounds over the past 5 games and has proved to be a force down low on the defensive side of things.
Toronto is 4-2 SU at home and 4-2 ATS.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Nuggets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Nuggets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Raptors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games
Free NBA Prediction:
While it’s tough to lay 10 points here, it’s just too hard to back Denver, especially when they’re out there playing their reserves in the 4th quarter. With the Warriors looming for the Raptors, expect their focus to lack here a bit and some shots to be forced up.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under
This game has the ability to be in the 80’s with both teams really struggling offensively throughout.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 84- Denver 80
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