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
Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns 3/03/2020 Betting Odds
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
Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Phoenix are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
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