Suns vs Raptors Prediction and Odds
Suns vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: The Phoenix Suns are expected to win this game as per the bookmakers.
The Toronto Raptors (23-28) need to bring out their best when they face the Phoenix Suns (26-25) in the upcoming NBA fixture. The Raptors are still in search of consistency this season. They are currently in the 12th position in the Eastern Conference. Toronto defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the last game with a score of 123-105.
The Phoenix Suns will aim for an important home win when they host the Raptors at FootPrint Center in the next matchup. It has not been an easy campaign for the Suns till now. They are currently in the 9th position of the Western Conference. In the last fixture, Phoenix secured a 128-118 win in OT against the San Antonio Spurs.
Suns vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: Last 5 Games Analysis
The Toronto Raptors have won 2 of the last 5 away fixtures.
The Raptors won against the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings. The defeats came against the likes of the Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Milwaukee Bucks. Toronto could win only 8 out of 24 away matchups till now.
In the last 5 away games
- The Toronto Raptors have scored 120.2 points per game.
- The Toronto Raptors have conceded 117.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The Phoenix Suns have won 4 of the last 5 home fixtures.
The wins came against teams like the Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers, and Brooklyn Nets. They lost one game to the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns have a commendable home record of 18-8 as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Phoenix Suns have scored 112.8 points per game.
- The Phoenix Suns have conceded 105.0 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
Both teams have the winning momentum. The home advantage will be on the side of the Phoenix Suns.
Suns vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: Attack and Defense Comparisons
The Toronto Raptors are playing with a scoring average of 112.9 points per game in the current season. In shooting, their success rate stands at 45.3% in field goals, 33.4% in 3-pointers, and 79.1% in free throws. The Raptors rank 10 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 115.3.
The Phoenix Suns have maintained a scoring rate of 112.9 points per game. They shot 46.2% from the field and 38.8% from the 3-point line. The Suns’ free throw accuracy is currently at 79.4%. Phoenix is given a rating of 114.0 in the offense, ranked 14th among all sides.
The Toronto Raptors are ahead in the offense.
The Toronto Raptors have been conceding 112.3 points per game as of now. They played with an average of 42.6 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 9.2 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 5.3. The Raptors are rated 114.3 in the defense with a rank of 18 in the league.
The Phoenix Suns are giving away 111.6 points per game. They maintained an average of 43.9 rebounds, with 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game. The Suns rank 11 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.9.
The Phoenix Suns have the advantage in the defense.
Raptors vs Suns Prediction: Odds
- Phoenix Suns: -1.5 (-119)
- Toronto Raptors: +1.5 (-119)
- Phoenix Suns: -135
- Toronto Raptors: +100
- Phoenix Suns: 56%
- Toronto Raptors: 44%
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Suns vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: Last Game Analysis
Can the Raptors head for back-to-back wins in away games?
The Toronto Raptors looked in excellent touch when they met the Portland Trail Blazers in the last fixture. Despite the absence of Anunoby, the defense looked rock solid. The Raptors allowed the Trail Blazers to shoot just 29.2% from the 3-point line. Lillard’s 3-pointer in the fourth quarter reduced Toronto’s lead to just 4 points with 8:41 remaining. However, the Raptors answered with three consecutive baskets and extended the lead. In the end, it was a comfortable 18-point victory for Toronto.
Precious Achiuwa was the top performer for the Raptors again as he finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Pascal Siakam gave a valuable contribution of 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Will the Suns continue their dominance at home?
The Phoenix Suns are coming off a thrilling encounter as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs in overtime of the last away game. It was not a good start for Phoenix and they began chasing the Spurs right from the opening minutes. They were trailing by 13 points in the fourth quarter before pulling off an 18-7 run in the last four minutes that forced overtime. The Spurs had some chances to seal the game in the dying seconds of regulation time but they missed a series of shots. A brilliant performance by Bridged in OT helped the Suns secure a 10-point win in the end.
Chris Paul led the scoring for the Suns with 31 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Mikal Bridges scored 25 points with 4 assists.
Raptors vs Suns Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 52 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns are leading with 32 wins, while the Toronto Raptors managed to win 20 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Suns and 2 by the Raptors. The previous clash took place in the current season on 30 December 2022. The Toronto Raptors won that game with a score of 113-104.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- Number of home games won by the Phoenix Suns: 1
- Number of away games won by the Toronto Raptors: 1
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 216.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the Phoenix Suns: 108.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the Toronto Raptors: 108.0
Raptors vs Suns Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Deandre Ayton (Center)
Points Per Game: 17.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.0 | Assists Per Game: 2.1
Mikal Bridges (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 16.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.4 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
Chris Paul (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.3 | Assists Per Game: 8.7 | Steals Per Game: 1.4
Pascal Siakam (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 25.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.4
Fred VanVleet (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 19.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3
Gary Trent Jr. (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 18.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.5 | Steals Per Game: 1.7
Suns vs Raptors Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Suns
- Offensive Advantage: Raptors
- Defensive Advantage: Suns
- Overall: Advantage Suns
The Toronto Raptors will have no margin of error against the Suns in their own backyard. They will be high on confidence after winning the last away game. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns will look for a solid home win against the Raptors. The Raptors are expected to compete well but the odds are suggesting a win for the Suns in this matchup.