Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/14/2014
Sunday, March 16, 1:00 PM on FSAZ
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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On Sunday, the Phoenix Suns will travel to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors with the Raptors trying to hold on to their high playoff position and the Suns just trying to get in. These two teams last met on Dec. 6 of last year in Phoenix and the Suns were able to get out of this game a 106-97 winner against a then slumping Toronto team.
In this game, Markieff Morris led the Suns with 25 points, 11 rebounds and an assist. He got a lot of help from a Suns team that had six players score in double digits. P.J. Tucker chipped in with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and seven assists. It was a total team effort and a win assisted by the fact the Suns out-rebounded the Raptors 53-36.
The Suns went into the fourth quarter with a 81-74 lead. As soon as the whistle blew for the fourth quarter, the Suns scored five straight and with some back and forth shooting, then a surge from the Suns, Phoenix was able to get a 97-83 lead with with less than five minutes to go. The Raptors went on an 8-0 run but the Suns were able to close out for the win.
The Raptors were led by Amir Johnson with 22 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the loss. Kyle Lowry also had a game to note with 21 points, a rebound and seven assists.
Phoenix is 21-8-0 ATS on the road this season
Phoenix is 14-15-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Toronto is 15-14-1 ATS at home this season
Toronto is 16-13-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/13 C Emeka Okafor Back out indefinitely
03/05/14 G Leandro Barbosa Hand out indefinitely
03/10/14 F Patrick Patterson Elbow out indefinitely
Phoenix leads against the spread over their last 10 head-to-head meetings with a 5-4-1 record. Phoenix is 2-1-1 in their last four games in Toronto but didn't cover in the most recent game there.
Over their last 10 games, the Raptors are 6-4 ATS and are 3-3 in covering when at home over that course in time.
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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