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2021 NBA Handicapping
(29-14) Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors (18-26)
Date: Friday, March 26th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
On Friday, March 26th, the Phoenix Suns meets the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season. In the first meeting on January 6th, the Suns won 123-115
Last season, the squads played twice with the Raptors winning both matches. The Suns hold the all-time record having won 30 matches of the 48 played.
Chris Paul might be living in a hot tub time machine. Last season he led a young Thunder squad that was projected for mediocrity. It took the initial 20 games to mesh as a team.
In the second 20 game segment, OKC registered a 15-5 record. This season, once again with a new, primarily young team. In the second 20 games of the schedule Phoenix amassed an almost identical 16-4 record.
In the Suns most recent match they suffered a rare loss at the hands of the Magic. Devin Booker led the way with 25 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. CP3 added 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
Deandre Ayton was one rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points nine rebounds. Jae Crowder and Torrey Craig were the other double figure scorers with 17 and 10 points respectively. .
Abdel Nader missed the game Wednesday nursing a knee injury and is listed as day-to-day.
The trade deadline came and went with Kyle Lowry remaining a Raptor. Toronto asked for a young asset to be part of the package with Talen Horton Tucker (Lakers), Tyler Herro (Heat) and Tyrese Maxey (76ers) the young asset the Raptors requested.
It did seem like the deal was going to get done as other Raptors were moved to make room to add players coming in as Matt Thomas (Jazz) and Terence Davis (Kings) joined Norman Powell (Blazers) as those leaving.
When the three teams wouldn’t budge on the young asset Masai Ujrii elected to keep Lowry . The only player coming back in return is Gary Trent Jr. obtained in the trade with Portland.
The Raptors set a franchise record in the win versus Denver scoring 24 triples and Lowry recorded the second best plus/minus score in NBA hisotry (minus 42).
It was the best cumulatiive effort from the players who had COVID since returning as Pascal Siakam led with 27 points, eight rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block. OG Anunoby (23), Fred VanVleet (19), and Paul Watson (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games.
- The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Toronto’s last 12 games.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
With the trade deadline passed teams will now focus on the remainging schedule with a view of building momentum toward the postseason. For Toronto they’ll have ample work to do since their current seeding would find them in the lottery if the season ended today.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns ATS
Phoenix hasn’t lost consecutive games since January 27th. Meanwhile the Raptors haven’t won consecutive games since February 21st..
NBA Free Prediction: Suns 113 – Raptors 108 (Bet Now!)
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