Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions
The Toronto Raptors is set to face a massive challenge against Denver Nuggets in an interesting Western conference game. The Raptors have found themselves in a hole with the side registering just the one victory in the last 10 games.
On the other hand, Denver Nuggets are looking sorted with some strong performances coming their way. The hosts would be looking to put behind their previous dismal performance against quality oppositions, with the visitors trying to overturn the odds and predictions stacked against them.
Toronto Raptors are having a hard time as they have lost last 9 of their NBA 2020-21 games while Denver Nuggets are coming off a win in their last game. The latest Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 24th March.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Toronto Raptors didn’t get to the best of the getaways with three losses. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks. Their bad form resumed yet again with three consecutive defeats that gave a big dent to their confidence.
When they seemed to have tightened the screws in February, they let go of the winning momentum that derailed their campaign. They played Rockets in the last game where they put up a weak challenge to suffer their 26th victory of the season. They have dropped down to 11th place with 17 victories and 26 defeats in the season so far.
The Denver Nuggets came into the season with a lot of self-belief and confidence, after a successful stint in the 2019-20 season. They have done a good job so far but it isn’t sufficient if they have to make inroads into the post season games.
They had a disastrous start losing to Kings and Clippers but made sure that it didn’t affect them as they contained the momentum. In the last 5 appearances, they lost the ones against Pelicans and Mavericks without much of a fight but have managed to stitch some important wins against the likes of Pacers, Hornets and Bulls. They are currently aiming for a spot in the top 3 with a 0.595 win-loss record.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (48 games): Raptors – 19 wins, Nuggets – 29 wins.
Previous meeting: 76ers won 100-93 on 29th December 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Pascal Siakam will be the power forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 17.18 and average of 19.7 points in every outing so far. He managed to contribute 21 points and 3 assists in the last game.
Normal Powell is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 49.6% and a 3-pointer conversion of 44.4% so far. He was the prime scorer in the side as he notched up 19 points.
Kyle Lowry who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 17.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his career. Fred Vanvleet is another important key guard who averages close to 19.9 points in every outing.
Nikola Jokic who plays at the center position was in good form against New Orleans Pelicans by pitching in with 29 points and 10 assists in 35 minutes. Jamal Murray who is the point guard has a 3-pointer conversion of 41.1% so far in addition to averaging 21.1 points.
Michael Porter Jr. who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 52.3 and a free throw percentage of 75.4 in 32 games this season. He has also averaged 7.4 rebounds per game during the same time.
Will Barton who has played at the small forward position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 12.9 points and 3.2 assists in his career.
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
Irrespective of the odds and predictions, it is pretty clear that the Denver Nuggets are in a solid position to go deep for the second consecutive year while the Raptors have their task cut out to win the NBA title. The famous prediction platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also stated the same, giving a considerable chance for the Denver based side.
The surprising thing here is that the Raptors have been given a superior chance to win this game with Nuggets right behind having a 42% chance, according to FiveThirtyEight.