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NBA: Suns vs Raptors Prediction 11/29/2023

The Phoenix Suns (11-6) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (8-10) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Scotiabank Arena and televised on TSN. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns won vs. the Knicks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 116-113. the Suns entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 64-56.

In today’s game against the Raptors, the Suns aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 11-6. In road games, the Suns have a 7-2 record this season, in contrast to their 4-4 record when playing at home.

Presently, Phoenix boasts an ATS record of 9-8, which is above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Suns hold an ATS record of 5-4 in contrast to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors’ most recent game versus the Nets saw Pascal Siakam lead the Raptors with 17 points while shooting 6/18 from the field. Scottie Barnes put up 17 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto ended up losing the game with a final score of 115-103.

So far this season, the Raptors have a record of just 8-10, as they look to pick up a win over the Suns. The team currently sits 11th in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Atlantic division.

Toronto has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 10-8 against the spread. The Raptors maintain an ATS record of 5-4 on the road, while they have a 5-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Suns Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Phoenix is averaging 117.1 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.1 made 3’s per game. If the Suns offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

In 18 games games, Toronto has an average of 111.4 points per game (22nd). So far, the Raptors are averaging 99.5 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 13th in made field goals per game.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 113.2 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Suns’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.1% and allowing 35.0% from beyond the arc.

Raptors Team Defense

The Raptors’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 112.6 points per contest.

Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 18th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 22nd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Suns And Raptors

In today’s game, we anticipate Kevin Durant leading the scoring for the Suns, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/14 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 31.4 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.

As for Toronto, Pascal Siakam is projected to be the primary scorer for the Raptors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 19.8 points per game.

Suns vs Raptors Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Suns have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Suns vs Raptors Prediction

Not only do we have the Suns winning this one by a score of 117-112, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Suns at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 222.5, and our model predicts the Suns and Raptors to score a combined 229 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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