At 9:00 ET, the 12th place Raptors (+379) will travel to Phoenix to take on the 6th place Suns (-505) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is currently set at 231.

The Suns are favored by 10.5 points, and this game will be played at Footprint Center. The Raptors are 23-39 and 5th in the Atlantic Division, while the Suns are 36-26 and 2nd in the Pacific Division. The game can be seen on AZFa.

TORONTO RAPTORS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Raptors +10.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-114 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have RJ Barrett finishing with RJ Barrett points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.3% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will Toronto Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

In terms of their O/U record for the season, the Raptors are 33-28-1, and their games have averaged a combined 232.1 points per game, which is slightly higher than today’s line of 231.

Toronto’s last game was a 139-98 loss to the Pelicans. The O/U line for that game was 230.5, and the Raptors were 9.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Looking at their ATS record, the Raptors are 29-33 for the season, including a 16-14 ATS record on the road. Currently, they have covered the spread in their last two road games.

As underdogs, the Raptors have lost three straight games ATS and are 11-30 as underdogs this season. Today, they are getting 10.5 points against the Suns.

Overall, the Raptors are 23-39 this season, which puts them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 16-23 and 1-11 against their division.

In their last three games, the Raptors have gone 0-3 straight-up and 1-2 ATS. In that span, they have a scoring differential of -41 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are 17th in the league at 114.1 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.3 points compared to 111.2 at home.

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 15th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 25th in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 14th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.

Looking at the Raptors defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 118.0 points per game (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.9% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.

Will the Suns Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Phoenix comes into today’s game as 10.5-point favorites over the Raptors. So far this season, the Suns have been favored in 46 of their 62 games, going 30-16 in those games. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +5 points per game.

Against the spread, the Suns are 25-36 overall and have failed to cover the spread in their last three home games. As the favorite, their ATS record is 18-27, and they have lost two straight games against the spread as the favorite.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 27-34-1, and their games have averaged a combined scoring total of 231.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231 points.

The Suns are currently 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 36-26. In their last game, they defeated the Nuggets by a score of 117-107. Phoenix was 8.5-point underdogs going into that game, giving them the ATS win.

So far this season, the Suns are 12th in the league in scoring at 117.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging the same number of points as their season average.

Phoenix is one of the top teams in the league in free throw attempts, getting to the line an average of 25.3 times per game. They are also 4th in field goal percentage at 49%.

In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the NBA at 98.8 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they are 13th in the league at 26.6 per game.

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 16th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.3 points per game. Phoenix’s defense is currently forcing 14.1 turnovers per game, which is 25th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.1 rejections per game.