Nuggets vs. Raptors - 2/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (32-15) at Denver Nuggets (18-30)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN-, ALT
The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets square off Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to build on their franchise record 11 straight victories. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 6.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Corey Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets could use a big home win after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing nine rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 16 home games.
The Raptors are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Northwest and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Raptors are on a flat out roll right now and aren't showing signs of slowing down. The Nuggets continue to struggle, especially at home. Give me Toronto and the reasonable number.