Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 – Two teams well into the NBA playoffs collide this Sunday. The Denver Nuggets host the defending champion Toronto Raptors, both teams hoping to get back on the winning track. Though they have dropped two games in a row, NBA over under picks the defending NBA champions to prevail. But that may not be easy for the Raptors with the Nuggets winning five of their previous eight meetings.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are playing with two key players watching from the sidelines. Serge Ibaga and Fred VanVleet are questionable against the Nuggets, leaving Paschal Siakam and Kyle Lowry at the helm. Toronto has dropped its last two games and need a win to get back on track. The key to that could be their defense. They are limiting opponents to 106.0 points per game but may have their hands full against Denver.
Players to watch: P. Siakam PF 47 GP 47 GS 35 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.1 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.24 PER
K. Lowry PG 46 GP 46 GS 36.4 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 7.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.5 PER
F. VanVleet SG 48 GP 48 GS 35.8 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.4 DR 3.8 REB 6.6 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.5 PF 2.9 AST/TO 16.08 PER
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets need a win to keep their current position in the Western Conference standings. Denver is tied with the Los Angeles Clippers at second but a loss could drop them to third. Nikola Jokic will need to come up with something big for Denver to pull through. Jamal Murray and Will Barton need to back him up, particularly on offense. A difference-maker could be defense. With Toronto possibly without two key players, Denver could tighten up and make life miserable for Siakam and Lowry.
Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 58 GP 58 GS 32.4 MIN 20.8 PTS 2.4 OR 7.7 DR 10 REB 6.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 25.76 PER
J. Murray PG 48 GP 48 GS 32.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.04 PER
W. Barton SF 51 GP 51 GS 33 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.4 OR 5 DR 6.4 REB 3.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.82 PER
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Paul Millsap PF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
NBA moneyline sees a close game between the Raptors and the Nuggets this weekend. Toronto may be slightly favored but Denver can tweak the script. It all boils down to the team with better defense. If Denver can check Siakam and Lowry, a victory by the Nuggets is still possible.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Raptors for this game is at +175 while the Nuggets are at -210 at home.
ATS: +5 is given to the Raptors across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Nuggets with -5.
TOTALs: 216.5 is the given total for this match with the Raptors going over and the Nuggets the team under.
Score Prediction: 109 – 106 Raptors