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Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3-1-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: March 1, 2020 6:00 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: ALTITUDE
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/1/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors +5 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) +175

Denver Nuggets
-5 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) -210
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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

Trends

Toronto Raptors

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games.
Toronto are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against Denver.
Raptors are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Toronto are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games this season.
Toronto are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Toronto are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver’s last 11 games.
Denver are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
Nuggets are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Denver are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in March.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Serge Ibaka PF Knee is “?” Sunday vs Denver
Fred VanVleet PG Shoulder is “?” Sunday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap PF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Denver Nuggets
32-26 Against the Spread 26-27
30-28 Straight Up 28-31
112 Points per Game 110
105 Points Allowed per Game 107
46.01 Offensive FG% 46.9
79.67 Offensive FT% 77.85
37.62 Offensive 3PT% 35.61
42.63 Defensive FG% 45.59
76.77 Defensive FT% 75.41
33.47 Defensive 3PT% 34.24

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