Raptors vs. Suns: Desert Showdown Promises High-Stakes Hoops Action!

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Toronto Raptors

Raptors

23W-39L

Toronto Raptors

March 07, 2024

10:00PM EST

Odds: 233.0 o/u

Suns

36W-26L

Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns

Alright, hoops fans, it’s time to talk turkey. The Toronto Raptors, holding a not-so-spiffy 23W-39L record, are packing their bags and heading to the desert to face off against the 36W-26L Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center. The clock starts ticking at 10:00PM EST, so don’t be late! The Raptors are trailing 25.5 games in the Eastern conference, while the Suns are just 4.5 games back in the Western conference. The bookies have set the over/under at a whopping 233.0, with the Raptors at 10.0 and the Suns at -10.0. Now, the Suns are riding high off a 117-107 victory against the Nuggets on 03/05/24, whereas the Raptors are licking their wounds from a brutal 98-141 loss against the Pelicans on the same date. So, grab your popcorn and buckle up for what promises to be a thrilling showdown!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 07, 2024 10:00PM EST
Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix

Vegas Odds

TOR ML PHX ML Over/Under Line
Open +350 -480 231.0 10.0/-10.0
Recent +375 -525 233.0 10.5/-10.5
Difference +25 -45 +2.0

Team Performance

tor Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
9W-20L

21.1% Win Probability

phx Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
HOME
19W-13L

78.9% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
11/29/23 Phoenix Suns PHX 20 33 27 25 105 Under
Toronto Raptors TOR 27 33 26 26 112
01/30/23 Toronto Raptors TOR 28 25 31 22 106 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 31 31 20 32 114
12/30/22 Phoenix Suns PHX 24 27 28 25 104 Under
Toronto Raptors TOR 33 20 33 27 113
03/11/22 Toronto Raptors TOR 30 26 40 21 117 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 24 28 30 30 112
01/11/22 Phoenix Suns PHX 23 23 23 30 99 Under
Toronto Raptors TOR 31 17 23 24 95

Starting Lineups

Raptors Notable Injuries

  • Scottie Barnes (PG): Avg: 19.7pts, 8.1reb, 6.1ast, 34.8 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 7.3
  • Jakob Poeltl (C): Avg: 11.4pts, 8.8reb, 2.5ast, 26.4 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 5.5
  • Bruce Brown (PG/SF): Avg: 10.7pts, 4.5reb, 2.7ast, 28.0 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 2.6
  • Chris Boucher (PF/C): Avg: 6.1pts, 4.0reb, 0.4ast, 13.6 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 1.9
  • Mouhamadou Gueye (PF): Avg: 1.0pts, 2.5reb, 0.0ast, 4.8 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.0
  • Jahmi’us Ramsey (PG): Avg: 2.0pts, 2.0reb, 1.0ast, 5.2 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Jalen McDaniels (SF/PF): Avg: 2.7pts, 1.2reb, 0.5ast, 8.6 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 0.6

Suns Notable Injuries

  • Devin Booker (PG/SG): Avg: 27.6pts, 4.5reb, 6.8ast, 35.9 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Josh Okogie (SF): Avg: 4.8pts, 2.7reb, 1.2ast, 17.0 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 1.7
  • Nassir Little (SF/PF): Avg: 3.8pts, 2.0reb, 0.5ast, 12.1 minutes. Last game: 02/25/24. Impact: 0.7

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Raptors Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #17 #29 #11 #21 6.8%
PF #21 #21 #21 #25 6.3%
PG #7 #18 #20 #8 -4.4%
SF #30 #22 #15 #29 13.7%
SG #26 #29 #23 #28 9.2%

Suns Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #4 #12 #18 #6 -9.0%
PF #2 #29 #13 #11 -2.3%
PG #29 #30 #9 #30 16.8%
SF #12 #16 #1 #6 -7.4%
SG #15 #16 #4 #20 1.0%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
113.5
116.1
Rebounds per Game
45.2
47.6
Assists per Game
28.3
26.2
Steals per Game
7.8
8.2
Blocks per Game
5.2
7.0
Shots per Game
94.0
85.5
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.8
12.2
2-Pt Percentage per Game
52.4
52.2
3-Pt Percentage per Game
34.3
36.6
Turnovers per Game
12.2
14.6
Fouls per Game
17.1
17.9

Recent Trends

  • Bol Bol (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 59.6% to 10.3, 25.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Devin Booker (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 43.3% to 38.7, 27.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • Josh Okogie (SF): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 31.9% to 11.0, 16.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • Kelly Olynyk (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 31.1% to 27.6, 21.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Raptors have a 2-game winning streak on the road. Overall, they are on a 1-game losing streak. The Suns have a 2-game losing streak at home. Overall, they are on a 1-game winning streak.
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