The Phoenix Suns take on the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at the Footprint Center. Phoenix have won four of their last five games and are 28-7 at home, while Toronto is 35-30 overall and 18-15 away. Suns forward Jae Crowder scored a team-high 19 points in the first meeting between the two teams this season, which ended in a 99-95 victory for the Suns.
Phoenix is favored by five points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Suns vs. Raptors odds, and the over-under is set at 222.5. Before we get into the Raptors vs Suns picks, you’ll want to see SportsLine’s NBA predictions from the model.
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Now the model has set her sights on Suns vs Raptors. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Raptors vs Suns:
- Spread Suns vs Raptors: Suns -5
- Suns vs. Raptors over-under: 222.5 points
Featured Game | Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors
What you need to know about the Suns
It all went the Suns way against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, in a 111-90 victory. Phoenix only had a two-point halftime lead, but held Miami to 35 points in the second half to secure the win. Shooter Devin Booker returned after a four-game absence (health and safety protocols) and had 23 points and nine assists along with eight rebounds. Mikal Bridges also stepped up the win and scored 21 points to go with nine rebounds.
The Suns have run their business at both ends of the field all season. Offensively, Phoenix’s 48.1 shooting percentage is second-best in the NBA, and it scores the sixth-most points per game, at 113.7. On the defensive end, the Suns held opponents to the third-lowest shooting percentage (44.1) and lowest three-point percentage (33.3). Chris Paul (thumb) remains absent for Phoenix who will also be without Cameron Johnson (quad).
What you need to know about the Raptors
Toronto managed to get another tick in the win column on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, with a 119-104 win on the road. Point guard Fred VanVleet put on another great performance for the Raptors and scored 26 points to go along with his six rebounds. Meanwhile, Pascal Siakam and rookie Scottie Barnes each finished with 20 points and eight rebounds to help seal the deal.
Toronto is the definition of average at both ends of the field as it ranks 15th out of 30 teams in both offensive and defensive efficiency. However, Toronto has limited its opponents to just 42.8% shooting in its last three games, which is fifth best in the league. The Raptors will be without forward OG Anunoby (hand) Friday and the team is just 9-14 without his services.
How to make choices between Suns and Raptors
The model simulated Raptors versus Suns 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model leans on, and it also indicates that one side of the spread hits in more than 50% of the simulations. You can only see the choice on SportsLine.
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