Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. Winners of 4 games in their last 5 outings, the Phoenix Suns will host the Toronto Raptors as they look to sweep the season series. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 11.03.2022 at 9:00 PM
- Location: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix
Devin Booker finally returned from the health and safety protocols and it was a welcome sign for Phoenix Suns fans as their team won 111-90 in a clash of 2 of the top teams from both conferences. Booker had 23 points in that game, but more importantly the team performed well as a unit holding Miami to just 90 points and under 40% shooting from the field.
All 5 Suns starters scored in double figures and Cam Payne stood out with 11 points and 10 assists, filling in for the injured Chris Paul who is scheduled to return some time before the postseason begins.
Despite a record of 11 wins in 13 home games, they should not take tonight’s opponent that lightly as Toronto has beaten the Suns 6 times in the last 9 meetings. The good news is they have covered the spread in 7 of the last 8 meetings at home against them.
Toronto finds itself in a comfortable position here as they are 7th in the standings, 3 games back from Cleveland in 6th and 2 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets in 8th. However, with the recent surge from the Nets there is no room for relaxing as the two teams are likely to meet in the play-in tournament and keeping hold of that 7th seed could be crucial for their playoff chances.
Raptors are coming off a 15-point road victory at San Antonio which ended a 3-game losing streak. A total of 3 starters scored 20 or more points, led by all-star Fred VanVleet who had 26 and 6 rebounds.
Toronto has actually had a really solid record in games against Western Conference opponents covering the spread in 10 of their last 15 games. It won’t be easy against the Suns though, they’ve already lost at home to them 99-95 back in mid-January.
Something tells me the Raptors won’t give up that easily in tonight’s game. They’ve done really well covering the spread 19 times in 33 road games this season, while the Suns are only 16-19 ATS in home games. Although Phoenix could still win here, I think it’ll be a close game, so give me the Raptors and the extra points.
Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors Predictions
With both teams finishing under 100 points in the previous meeting, we could very well be in for another lower scoring outcome here as these 2 teams have been involved in some low scoring games lately. Toronto’s last 4 games have averaged only 209.2 points per game, while the Suns last 2 have both seen just 201 points scored.
The total has gone under in 13 of the last 18 road games for the Raptors, including their last 5 in a row overall. If we look at just head-to-head meetings the total has gone under in 5 of the last 7 games and the last 10 meetings have averaged just 219.8 points per game which puts us under the projected total here.
Cameron Johnson and Chris Paul are missing for Phoenix, while for the Raptors OG Anunoby won’t play so both sides are shorthanded on the offensive end. Of the last 7 meetings, we have seen more than 221.5 points scored just twice, so I am confident we are going under the total in tonight’s game as well.