Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 – The Toronto Raptors host the Phoenix Suns on Friday, looking to bounce back after a loss. NBA odds favor the defending champions over the Suns who have lost nine of their last outings. Phoenix is coming off a win against the Golden State Warriors but are in for a battle against Toronto. The Raptors saw their 15-game winning streak snapped by the Brooklyn Nets but are clear favorites over the hard-luck Suns. However, an upset by Phoenix is not discounted especially if Devin Booker catches fire.
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns will play with nothing to lose against the Raptors on Friday. Phoenix is unlikely to make it to the next round, using its remaining games to prepare for next season. Possibly returning against Toronto will be DeAndre Ayton, Dario Saric and Aron Baynes. Their presence could take the load off star guard Devin Booker who has been carrying the fight for the team. Other players to watch include Kelly Oubre Jr. and Mikal Bridges. Both provided good support to Booker against the Dubs.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG 52 GP 52 GS 35.9 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.9 TO 3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.67 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 53 GP 52 GS 34.4 MIN 18.9 PTS 1.2 OR 5.4 DR 6.6 REB 1.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 1.5 TO 3.4 PF 1 AST/TO 15.38 PER
D. Ayton C 23 GP 18 GS 33 MIN 18.7 PTS 4 OR 8 DR 12 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 1.6 BLK 1.9 TO 3.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 21.05 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are expected to bounce back hard after seeing their winnings streak snapped by the Nets. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry will lead the charge once more as they ramp up their NBA playoff bid. Toronto cannot afford another slow start, a reason why they fell to Brooklyn. They are expected to focus on shutting down Booker, someone who could go off if not contained in the early going.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 44 GP 44 GS 35 MIN 23.5 PTS 1.2 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 3.5 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.94 PER
K. Lowry PG 43 GP 43 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.1 DR 4.7 REB 7.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.87 PER
F. VanVleet SG 45 GP 45 GS 36 MIN 18 PTS 0.4 OR 3.3 DR 3.7 REB 6.8 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.9 AST/TO 16.68 PER
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 Betting Numbers
Phoenix are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Aron Baynes C Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Raptors are coming off a loss while the Suns got a win. Based on where both teams stand right now, there is no denying that Toronto is a heavy favorite by NBA spreads. The Suns will turn to Booker once more for the points while Nick Nurse has several options. Siakam, Lowry and Fred VanVleet can deliver buckets, a worry for Suns coach Monty Williams. Defense will also play a key role for both teams. The Raptors are getting it done in that area, meaning it will be a long night for Booker and crew.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Suns for this game is at +250 while the Raptors are at -300 at home.
ATS: +7.5 is given to the Suns across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Raptors with -7.5.
TOTALs: 225.5 is the given total for this match with the Suns going over and the Raptors the team under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 114 Raptors