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Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2-21-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: February 21, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
TV: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +7.5 (-110) 225.5 o (-110) +250

Toronto Raptors
-7.5 (-110) 225.5 u (-110) -300
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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

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 12 games.
Phoenix are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Phoenix are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games against Toronto.
Suns are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Toronto.
Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Phoenix are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Suns are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games this season.
Phoenix are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
Raptors are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Toronto are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games played in February.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Aron Baynes C Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Dario Saric PF Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
Deandre Ayton C Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Norman Powell SF Finger is out indefinitely
Patrick McCaw SG Illness is doubtful Friday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Toronto Raptors
25-29 Against the Spread 30-24
28-27 Straight Up 30-24
112 Points per Game 112
113 Points Allowed per Game 106
46.27 Offensive FG% 46.01
82.1 Offensive FT% 79.47
34.87 Offensive 3PT% 37.68
47.31 Defensive FG% 42.93
77.41 Defensive FT% 76.63
36.33 Defensive 3PT% 33.87

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