Nuggets at Raptors - 12/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (6-12) at Toronto Raptors (11-7)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT2, Sportsnet One
The Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors meet Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Denver Nuggets need a victory in the worst way in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.3 points and 1.9 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Bulls in which they shot 38.7 percent from the field and had seven turnovers. The Denver Nuggets have lost four straight road games.
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The Toronto Raptors hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.7 points and 6.2 assists. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are coming off a Wednesday win over the Hawks in which they shot 45.6 percent from the field and had 12 turnovers. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last seven regular season home games.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
I can't lay this much chalk with two teams that played tough games last night. Instead, I'll side with the over. The Raptors have their offense going and the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams. Give me the over.