Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Suns and Raptors. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on TSN, and it’s hosted by the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. Get ready to place your bets! The Suns are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 222.5 points.
Today’s matchup sees the Suns seeking to extend their current seven game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 11-6. At this time, the team’s rank is 4th in the Western Conference, and they are also 1st in the Pacific division.
Against the spread, the Suns have covered in four straight games and have an overall ATS record of 9-8. When playing on the road, the Suns hold an ATS record of 5-4 in contrast to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their recent game, the Suns’ offense concluded with 116 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 117.1 points per contest. The top scorer for the Suns was Devin Booker with 28 points, while Eric Gordon also added 25 to the scoreboard.
Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.2 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Suns squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.0% from downtown.
Getting ready to face the Suns, the Raptors hold an overall record of 8-10 and need a win to break their two game losing streak. Currently, the team is 11th in the Eastern Conference as well as 5th in the Atlantic division.
Presently, Toronto boasts an ATS record of 10-8, which is above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Raptors hold an ATS record of 5-4 in contrast to a 5-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Raptors offense is coming off a game in which they scored 103 points vs. the Nets. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.6% while connecting on 13 threes. Raptors has been good on the offensive glass this season, pulling down 12.4 offensive rebounds per game. Their three-point percentage this season is 34% while ranking 14th in terms of pace.
So far, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 13th in the league at 112.6 points per contest.
For the season, Toronto is ranked 25th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.6 free-throws per game vs. the Raptors and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.4%.
Phoenix is coming off a season where they had a record of 1-1 in their matchups against the Raptors during the 2022-2023 season. The average combined score in these games was 218.5 points. Furthermore, the Suns held an ATS record of 1-1 against the Raptors last season.
Last season, the Suns and Raptors did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Raptors have the leg up at 2-1. The Raptors also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 222 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-1. The last three times, the Suns have matched up against the Raptors on the road, they are 1-2 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Raptors vs. Suns in Arizona
The Suns is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 117-112. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Suns at -3. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the Suns and Raptors to reach a combined total of 229 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -3
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 222.5