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(22-8) Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns (9-22)
Date: Thursday December 29
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
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Two teams looking to rebound from bad losses on Wednesday meet as the Toronto Raptors continue their road trip into Phoenix to take on the Suns.
If the Toronto Raptors hope to become one of the top teams in the NBA, beating the top teams is going to be number one priority.
The Raptors come in off a loss to the Warriors, a game that saw them get absolutely dominated in a lot of different fashions.
Toronto continues to struggle against the top teams in the NBA, something they have to improve on if they hope to jump into that tier.
The Raptors do have a lot to lean on here, as they are one of the best offensive teams in the NBA.
Toronto ranks 3rd in the NBA, averaging 111.4 points per game. They shoot 47.5% per game (2nd in the NBA) and have a compliment of players who can contribute on any given night.
They enter play a solid 11-3 SU away from Canada, while going the same 11-3 ATS in that span.
The Phoenix Suns come in siting in the cellar of the Pacific Division, as this team simply does not have enough weapons to work with.
They’ll rely heavily on Eric Bledsoe, who leads the team in points (19.9), assists (5.4), and steals (1.5).
Phoenix has dropped back to back games thanks in large part to their struggle of a defense.
The Suns conceded 131 to Houston, while allowing the Spurs to put in 119.
It’s no shock that they’re playing so bad on defense, as they give up above 114 points per game on average this season.
Here, the Suns have to close the paint down. They have been allowing way too many easy buckets to the opposition.
Phoenix enters play just 5-9 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Raptors are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Suns are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic.=”morehot”>76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
The Suns defense is just too much to overlook here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto -8.5
Look for the Raptors to really push the tempo here, one thing that doesn’t play in favor of the Suns.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 109- Phoenix 94
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