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Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Betting Tips 12/20/2023

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Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2023
  • Take the Nuggets on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+4.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 216 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Nuggets and Raptors. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on TSN, and it’s hosted by the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. Get ready to place your bets!

In this non-conference matchup, the Nuggets are the betting favorite against the Raptors. The over/under for the game is 230 points. Check out BetCoco for Toronto Raptors – Denver Nuggets odds

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Raptors, the Nuggets have put together a record of 3-2. In the previous three head-head to matchups between the Nuggets and Raptors, the Raptors have gone 3-0 vs. the spread with an average scoring differential of 7 points per game.

  • Although Denver has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last three home games, Toronto has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raptors have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

Coming into today’s game vs. the Raptors, the Nuggets are 18-10 overall and are looking to stay above .500. At home, the Nuggets are 11-2 compared to 7-8 on the road this season.

Denver comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-15 so far this season. This season, Denver has a 11-13 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 1-2 when playing as underdogs.

The over/under record for the Nuggets stands at 10-17-1 so far this season. Their games have currently averaged 226.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 225.2.

In their latest game, the Nuggets offense put up 130 points against the Mavericks. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.3% and made 14 threes. Jamal Murray led the scoring for the Nuggets, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Aaron Gordon chipped in with 21 points.

At present, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 5, allowing 110.5 points per game.

So far this season, the Nuggets’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 21st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.3 times per game vs. Denver.

Currently, the Raptors are 11-15 and are looking to improve their record as they face the Nuggets. In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are currently 10th and are 5th in the Atlantic division.

For the season, Toronto maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 13-13 ATS. Toronto has struggled to cover the spread in their last three road games and has an ATS record of 5-6 on the road, while it is 8-7 at home.

So far, Toronto has achieved an over/under record of 13-13-0, and they have experienced two straight games remaining below the over/under lines. The average over/under line in their games stands at 223.4, and they have a 3.3 differential against the over/under line for this season.

The Raptors offense is coming off a game where they scored 114 points against the Hornets. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.2% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Raptors was Pascal Siakam with 27 points, while Scottie Barnes also chipped in with 22 points.

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 18 in the NBA, permitting 114.2 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 54.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.8% of their three-point attempts.

With the Nuggets being favored by 4.5, our NFL analytics models has this one playing out 109-107 in favor of the Nuggets.

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Betting Tips

  • Take the Nuggets on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+4.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 216 points, and we suggest taking the under

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

  • Christian Koloko – Illness – Out

Denver Nuggets Injury Report

  • Aaron Gordon – Heel – Probable
  • Vlatko Cancar – Knee – Out

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