Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/21/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -7.5
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (40-15, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Phoenix Suns (22-33, 3rd in the Pacific Division) on Friday. Toronto opens this matchup as 7.5 point favorites. The total opens at 225.5.
The Suns are covering the spread 46.3% of the time, having gone 25-29-1 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.4% of the time, going 31-24-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/19/20 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
02/19/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
02/19/20 SF Dario Saric Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
02/09/20 SG Tyler Johnson Waived is out indefinitely
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/20/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
02/19/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Kelly Oubre averages 18.9 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Kyle Lowry averages 19.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Pascal Siakam scores 23.5 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 113.6 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 112.4 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 43.3 boards per contest and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest. Toronto is 12th in the NBA with 112.9 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.6. The Raptors are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Suns are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 21st. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Phoenix is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Toronto is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -7.5 and over 225.5 total points
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