Raptors vs Nuggets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/14/23
Denver Nuggets (46-22) vs. Toronto Raptors (32-36)
March 14, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors -1; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in the NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.9 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 48 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.7 points and 12 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.1 points and 4 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and O.G. Anunoby is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Toronto and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
This line is telling us the Denver Nuggets may be very undermanned for this contest. Still, I’m not backing the Raptors in the favorite role against good teams. The Raptors have underachieved all year, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 5.4 points. This will be just the 15th time the Nuggets are underdogs this season. Give me the road team.