Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors - 7/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm (The Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +4.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA preseason action at The Arena.
The Toronto Raptors look for another scrimmage victory after beating the Portland Trail Blazers. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a bounce back performance after losing to the Boston Celtics by 14 points. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.6 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors have been one of the more impressive teams through these scrimmages, which includes comfortable wins over the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. The Phoenix Suns have been hit or miss in these games, and while they're a young team that runs and guns and should have success in these type of games, they don't put much effort on the defensive end. The Phoenix Suns don't have the balance to give the Raptors much trouble and they're going to get run out of the gym if they don't shoot a high percentage from the field. There's also no reason to step in front of the Toronto Raptors given what we've seen from them in previous scrimmages.
Give me the Toronto Raptors and whatever the line ends up being.