Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s game in the NBA. Toronto’s 6-game win streak is under threat tonight as the Phoenix Suns come to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Raptors have won 6 in a row and 5 of those have come at home. They face the Phoenix Suns tonight before embarking on a 5-game road trip, a win tonight will be a huge confidence boost before they hit the road. Fred VanVleet has been a major reason why this team has been successful so much lately. He has had 30 or more points in all but one of the 6 wins, playing some of the best basketball of his career. Toronto might get additional help in tonight’s game as Gary Trent Jr. is expected to return to the rotation following an ankle injury. This team has covered in 6 of 7 games, but against the Suns they’ve struggled tremendously with a 1-7 ATS record in the last 8 meetings at home. They do have a winning record in the last 10 meetings overall though winning 6 of those.
The fight for the top spot in the Western Conference continues as the Suns are locked with the Warriors for home court throughout the playoffs with a 30-9 record at the moment. They had a 3-game win streak snapped by the Miami Heat 123-100 at home in what was a very unusual game. Chris Paul had just 9 points and 7 assists and the Suns allowed the Heat to shoot 50% both from the field and from three-point land as they drained 22 threes in the win. That kind of defense simply won’t cut it and the Suns are aware of that. This team ranks 4th in the NBA in defending the perimeter, but on Saturday they were just non-existent on that end of the court. Tonight is a good bounce back opportunity though, they’ve covered in 14 of the last 16 vs Toronto, including 7 of the last 8 played in Toronto.
Suns are also 10-2 SU in the last 12 vs East coast teams and health wise they don’t really have any notable absentees. CP3 should have VanVleet in check and I don’t see how the Raptors stop Devin Booker here. Give me the Suns all day long to cover.
Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Phoenix -4 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Two of the last three meetings have produced an over and the Suns and Raptors are averaging 226.2 points per game in those games. During their 6-game win streak the Raptors have scored 116 or more points in all but one of their games and the Suns have scored 123 and 133 in 2 of their last 4 outings as well. With Phoenix playing the 6th fastest pace in the NBA they average 102.1 possessions per game. Them being the better team here and having Chris Paul managing the point, I believe they’ll be the ones controlling the tempo. A faster pace would suit them as the Raptors don’t really have the necessary personnel to match that speed. The Over has cashed in 6 of the last 7 Toronto games vs Western Conference teams and in 10 of their last 11 overall. For the Suns the over has also cashed 9 times in their last 13 overall, so I’m really liking the over in this game. Let’s back the points.
Over 223.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365