Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/1/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (42-17) at Denver Nuggets (40-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -5 -- Over/Under:
TV: SNET, ALT
The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after splitting their last six games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.2 points and 7.7 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 road games.
The Denver Nuggets need a win after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.8 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last six home games.
The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver and 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
You don't see the Toronto Raptors in the underdog role often, so there's some value to the points here, but I can't pull the trigger given all the injuries they have right now. The Denver Nuggets are also a consistent home team where they win by an average of 6.2 points and shoot 47.8 percent from the field. The Raptors have found ways to win all season long, but the injuries will likely be too much against a Denver team that's a tough out at home.