Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Sacramento aims to win a 4th straight game as they host the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd and final meeting this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After ending a 5-game road trip with just 1 win, the Raptors will be happy to return home where they are 20-13 SU this season. They’ve dropped 3 games in a row, and are looking to end that poor run against a team that beat them just a week ago in Denver.
Hosting the Nuggets hasn’t been the best of experiences, the Raptors are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games, but the good news is they do have 6 wins in their last 7 games at the Scotiabank Arena. A win here would do Toronto really well, they’re just a half game ahead of the Chicago Bulls in 9th place in the East standings. Other than Otto Porter Jr. their team is pretty much healthy and good to go.
The Nuggets have fallen off track a little bit losing their last 3 games. The streak of wins when Nikola Jokic gets a triple-double ended in San Antonio a couple of games ago, they are no longer invincible when the big man gets his numbers. He is still averaging a triple-double for the season, and the Nuggets are 4.5 games ahead of the Grizzlies in 1st place of the West, which gives him a really good chance of landing his 3rd straight MVP award.
Despite the losing streak, Denver is still 12-6 SU in their last 18 games overall, they’ve covered the spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings with Toronto. There are a couple of injury concerns though with Reggie Jackson and Jamal Murray both questionable here.
This win would mean a lot more to the Raptors, playing at home gives them an excellent chance to upset the odds and get revenge for the narrow loss in Denver a week ago. I’m sticking with the home team here.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Odds
We got 231 points a week ago at Ball Arena when these two teams met, but I believe tonight’s game will be a slower paced one as the Raptors rank only 25th in pace when playing at home. They’re also only 18th in offensive rating and 16th in defensive rating in those games, so slowing things down will be a priority here. The Nuggets are also 19th in pace of play on the road and not having Jamal Murray at their disposal could pose issues on the offensive end.
As we get closer to the postseason, the importance of each game goes up significantly, especially for teams like the Raptors who are still in the play-in tournament hunt. I expect the defenses to tighten up significantly moving forward, so look for Toronto to rely on their defense to get a win tonight. I’m going with the under.