Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns - 2/21/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (22-33) at Toronto Raptors (40-15)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.4 points and 6.3 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.6 points and 7.6 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a home game since January 12.
The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The under is 4-0 in Suns last 4 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 overall. The Suns are 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 20-5-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are back to their losing ways and aren't covering games in the underdog role either, so they're quickly becoming a useless team that you blindly fade. The Toronto Raptors are one of the hotter teams in the league, they're healthier than they've been in a while and they win at home by an average of 8.2 points while covering 17 of their 28 home games. The Toronto Raptors are also 10-5 ATS when favored by 7.5 or more points. The Suns don't play defense and are still banged up. The Raptors should roll in this contest.