Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -2
Gary Harris and the Denver Nuggets (40-19, 1st in the Northwest Division) play the Toronto Raptors (42-17, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Pepsi Center on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Denver as 2 point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.
The Raptors cover the spread 55.9% of the time, having gone 33-26-0 ATS. Denver is covering the spread 49.1% of the time, going 27-28-4 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/28/20 PG Fred VanVleet Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Denver
02/28/20 C Serge Ibaka Knee is questionable Sunday vs Denver
02/20/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pascal Siakam averages 23.7 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes 6.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Gary Harris scores 10.1 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 106.0 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Toronto averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 107.2 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Denver is 20th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.4. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. 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 6th in the league. Toronto is 16th 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.
Denver is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -2 and over 228 total points
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