Raptors vs Suns Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Toronto Raptors (15-20) are 2.5-point favorites against the Phoenix Suns (20-16) on December 30, 2022 at Scotiabank Arena — despite the Raptors struggling recently, having lost two in a row and going 2-8 during their past 10 games. The point total in this matchup is set at 222.

How to bet Raptors vs. Suns

Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -129 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +108 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 222 points.

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Raptors vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TSN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Suns Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Raptors are 17-18-0 this year. Toronto has been chosen as the favorite in 19 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (52.6%) in those games. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 36 opportunities (50%).

The Suns have 19 wins against the spread in 36 games this year. Phoenix has won four of the nine games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (44.4%). Suns games this season have hit the over 18 times in 36 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 25 26.5 8.6 6.7 1 0.5 1.4
OG Anunoby 31 18.7 5.8 2.1 2.2 0.8 1.8
Fred VanVleet 28 18.5 3.9 6.1 1.6 0.5 2.8
Gary Trent Jr. 28 16.8 2 1.4 1.6 0.1 2.4
Scottie Barnes 32 14.6 7 4.7 0.9 0.7 1

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Deandre Ayton 32 18.1 9.7 1.9 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 36 15.6 4.6 3.1 1.1 0.9 1.8
Chris Paul 22 12.7 4.3 8.9 1.5 0.3 1.6
Damion Lee 36 8.6 3.4 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.9
Torrey Craig 33 8.3 5.3 1.5 0.7 0.7 1.4
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Raptors: Christian Koloko: Probable (Knee), Precious Achiuwa: Out (Ankle), Fred VanVleet: Out (Back), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)

Suns: Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Landry Shamet: Out (Achilles), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto is scoring just 111.3 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but it has played better on defense, where it is allowing 111.4 points per game (eighth-ranked). In home games, the Raptors are averaging 2.6 more points per game (112.5) than they are in road games (109.9). In their last 10 games, the Raptors have been racking up 110.8 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 111.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

It’s been a tough stretch for Toronto in terms of threes, as it is averaging only 10.5 made threes per game (third-worst in NBA) and is making just 32.8% of its attempted threes (second-worst). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Raptors have taken 64.6% two-pointers (accounting for 74.2% of the team’s buckets) and 35.4% threes (25.8%).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

On offense Phoenix is the ninth-ranked squad in the NBA (115.4 points per game). Defensively it is 10th (111.9 points conceded per game). At home, the Suns average 116 points per game. Away, they score 114.6. The Suns are putting up 114.2 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 1.2 fewer points than their average for the season (115.4).

In 2022-23 Phoenix is sixth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.3 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38.4%). In 2022-23, the Suns have taken 62.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 37.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 69% of the Suns’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 31% have been 3-pointers.

Raptors vs. Suns Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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