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Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020 NBA Odds and Game Analysis

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020 – The Toronto Raptors are coming off a tough loss against the Denver Nuggets and the defending champions hope to get back to winning form as quickly as they can to avoid being caught up by the Boston Celtics for the second place in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture. They are still in the west and will play the Phoenix Suns next this Tuesday, March 3 at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Fox Sports Arizona will be airing the game on television live at 9:00 pm Eastern Time while the NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the online live stream available at their pages. It is seen by NBA Games Today Odds that the Raptors will be taking this game on the road against the Suns.

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020

When: March 3, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: FOX SPORTS ARIZONA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors -3.5 (-110) 222.5 o (-115) -160

Phoenix Suns
+3.5 (-110) 222.5 u (-105) +140
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Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors are just half a game away from the Boston Celtics and they have been on a three-game skid. They are now on a brink of losing their second-place spot to the Boston Celtics if they lose this game. In their last match against the Denver Nuggets, they lost by 15 points. The bright spot on that game is OG Anunoby who was the team’s top scorer with 32 points, seven rebounds, three assist and a huge seven steals. Norman Powell backed him up with 24 points and six rebounds but Pascal Siakam was not on his usual groove as he only did 6-of-21 from the field to finish with 24 points.

Players to watch: P. Siakam PF 48 GP 48 GS 35.1 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.1 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 3.4 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.21 PER

K. Lowry PG 47 GP 47 GS 36.5 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 7.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.56 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 16.07 PER

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns right now own the third-worst record in the NBA Western Conference at 24-37 and are very much far away to overtaking five teams above them to make the playoffs. It doesn’t help that this team has been on a three-game losing streak and their recent loss was a 16-point blowout against the league’s worst Golden State Warriors. At home, they have a much worse record on the road as they lost 21 out of 32 games. Devin Booker has been the silver lining for this team as he provides top tier numbers in the NBA with 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 58 GP 58 GS 36 MIN 26 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 6.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 3.9 TO 3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.83 PER

D. Ayton C 29 GP 24 GS 33 MIN 19.2 PTS 4.1 OR 7.8 DR 11.9 REB 1.9 AST 0.7 STL 1.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 21.05 PER

R. Rubio PG 53 GP 53 GS 31.3 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.8 DR 4.5 REB 8.8 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.5 PF 3.2 AST/TO 15.77 PER

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
Toronto are 1-12 ATS in their last 13 games against Phoenix.
Raptors are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Phoenix.
Toronto are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Toronto are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games this season.
Toronto are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 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.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 8 games.
Phoenix are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against Toronto.
Phoenix are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Phoenix are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 18 games this season.
Phoenix are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Phoenix are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games played in March.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

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

Phoenix Suns

Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Kelly Oubre Jr. SF Knee is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson SG Upper Body is probable Tuesday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Phoenix Suns
32-27 Against the Spread 27-33
31-28 Straight Up 30-31
112 Points per Game 111
106 Points Allowed per Game 113
45.8 Offensive FG% 46.31
79.43 Offensive FT% 82.12
37.34 Offensive 3PT% 34.8
42.65 Defensive FG% 47.3
76.68 Defensive FT% 78.05
33.6 Defensive 3PT% 36.38

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

The Raptors are in need of a victory and once pushed on a brink the defending champions always respond and it is seen as a victory by Online Sportsbook over the Suns. Phoenix is just playing uninspired basketball right now and it was proven with the way they lost against the lowly Warriors.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Suns for this game if they win at home is +140 while the Raptors are at -160.

ATS: The Raptors are just owning -3.5 points across the spread for this game while the Suns are on the other side with +3.5.

TOTALs: 222 is the given total for this match with the Raptors going over and the Suns the team under.

Score Prediction: 111 – 110 Raptors