Phoenix Suns (11-34 ) vs Toronto Raptors (33-12 )Date : 01/17/2019
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Scotiabank Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will welcome the Suns to Scotiabank Arena as they are coming off a win against the Celtics while the Suns lost against the Pacers in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Phoenix Suns's Latest Performance :
The Suns are coming off a blowout loss against the Pacers. Phoenix turned the ball over 19 times, Indiana scored 29 points off them. At the free throw line, the Pacers doubled the Suns’ attempts 36 to 18. The Pacers outscored the Suns 27-10 on fast-break points. Seven Pacers scored in double digits. Indiana scored 58 points off the bench and outscored Phoenix 60-48 in the paint. The Pacers led by as many as 37 in a game in which they never trailed: “We didn’t show up” Igor Kokoskov said. “We were down the entire game. Only in the second quarter, we played the way we were supposed to, but there is not much we can take from this game. The Suns made it interesting briefly in the first half when they pulled within seven points in the second quarter, but they got sloppy again at the start of the third quarter. Indiana led by 23 with one quarter to go and poured it on in garbage time to extend the final deficit to 34. Booker will look to bounce back after scoring only eight points in his return. The Suns will have a tough time playing against the Raptors since they are on a six-game winning streak.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors were able to take down the Celtics in their last game extending their winning streak to six. The Raptors simply played their game against the Celtics. Kawhi had really picked it up during this win streak by averaging 31.8 points, 4.5 boards. The Raptors are a much better team from a year before it feels like they have been playing together for a year but it is only their first season together. They are 18-4 when playing at home this season. Recently, they just picked up Patrick McCaw a wing player who can defend multiple positions he will be the perfect fit for the Raptors and could potentially play as a back-up for Kawhi since he is clogging up all the playing time at the moment, the Raptors want to keep him durable for the entire season. The Raptors shouldn’t have a problem playing against the Suns however they have to defend the paint well because the Suns are likely going to use Ayton as their focal point on offense.
How Phoenix Suns & Toronto Raptors Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Raptors are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors will win seven games in a row as they will pick up a win against the Suns. The Suns proved to be no match for the Raptors in this game. Booker since his return from injury remains rusty as he tried to shoot his way out of the slump but it didn’t seem to work. For the Raptors, depth is one thing that is different from last years team as they have lots of options now and players like Siakam and Ibaka can step it up when the team needs. The Raptors should cruize to victory in this one.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns:
- Suns are 39-18 ATS in their last 57 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.