The Toronto Raptors (32-33) take to the road for a matchup against the Denver Nuggets (45-19) at the Ball Arena on Monday. The Denver Nuggets enter the game with the Western Conference’s top seed, while the Toronto Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are playoff contenders and have a lot riding on this match. A win for the Toronto Raptors would propel them closer to a direct postseason berth, while the Denver Nuggets will want to strengthen their position. This is sure to be an enthralling clash.
Form Denver Nuggets
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Ball Arena recently. The Denver Nuggets have claimed seven wins in eight home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 113-97 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Denver Nuggets have been a constant source of frustration for opposing defenses this season, averaging 117.8 points per game. This trend has been consistent in the last five games, with 117.1 points scored on average. Compared to the rest of the league, the home defense ranks around the middle of the pack, restricting opponents to 112.6 points per game.
Following last year’s first-round playoff exit, the Denver Nuggets are back and better than ever. The hosts look in a strong position to take the top seed in the Western Conference. They’ve had an impressive 45-19 season so far, ranking top of the Northwest Division as well.
The Denver Nuggets have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Vlatko Cancar, Collin Gillespie, and Zeke Nnaji.
Form Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors went 32-33 for the season last time out by defeating the Washington Wizards 109-116. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 7-3 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Toronto Raptors average 112.6 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, the away team has been strong this season, limiting opponents to 112 points per game on average and 113.3 points on the road.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Toronto Raptors hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 32-33 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Otto Porter Jr. and Dalano Banton are set to miss the Toronto Raptors game due to injuries.
The Toronto Raptors had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Denver Nuggets, winning by a 115-127 margin at the Ball Arena on March 2022. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
While the Denver Nuggets averaged 108.7 points, the Toronto Raptors performed an average of 110.5 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.
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- Moneyline (ML): Toronto Raptors (+230) | Denver Nuggets (-280)
- Against the spread (ATS): Toronto Raptors +7.0 (-110) | Denver Nuggets -7.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win (1.36) on the moneyline.
The Denver Nuggets enter the matchup riding a three-game winning streak. They’ve been in formidable form, having even won their last seven games at Ball Arena straight up. Their -280 moneyline odds imply there is a 74% chance of another home victory on Monday. Despite a 109-116 victory against the Washington Wizards last time out, the Toronto Raptors are the +230 underdogs. They’ve gone 7-3 recently, including 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Denver Nuggets look like a tempting bet for the moneyline. They’re performing exceptionally at home, going 9-1 at Ball Arena in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives them the edge over the Toronto Raptors, who have gone 5-5 on the road lately.
Against the Spread
Take the Denver Nuggets -7.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The oddsmakers have given the Denver Nuggets a solid 7-point lead over the Toronto Raptors on the spread. They were victorious in three out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 11.3 points.
The Denver Nuggets have gone 22-10-1 ATS at Ball Arena. Their overall record for the season is 36-27-1 ATS. The Denver Nuggets have been a strong choice for sports bettors when looking to cover the spread. Their last three games saw the hosts cover, leaving them with a 8-2 ATS record for their last ten contests.
On the road, the Toronto Raptors have gone 13-19 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 32-33 ATS. In recent matchups against teams from the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors went 52-47 ATS. They have covered the spread in five of their latest ten games.
Total under 227.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet.
The last ten head-to-head games between and Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors failed to pass the 222-point mark. The total averaged 219.2 points, as well as 213.6 points in the last five at Ball Arena.
The total line is set at 227.5. The Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors’ combined points total has surpassed this 227.5 line four times in their last ten encounters. This gives the -110 odds for betting Under on the Total market a lot of appeal.
At the Ball Arena, the Denver Nuggets have gone 14-18 O/U against the total. Their record for the season is 31-31 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last five home matches. The Denver Nuggets are 5-5 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The last two Toronto Raptors games went over. Their record for the season is now 34-29 O/U. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Toronto Raptors. The total has gone under in three of the past five games away from home, averaging 211.6 points.