The Denver Nuggets (3-4) will be at home in Pepsi Center when they take on the Toronto Raptors (4-2). Tip-off is set for at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and it can be seen on Altitude Sports & Entertainmnt.
Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets Odds Preview
In the Raptors last contest, they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-85. With 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Kyle Lowry played well for Toronto. Toronto played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 23.4) and a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 12.7). For those same stats, Portland was 13.3 and 12.8, respectively.
In the Nuggets last game, they were beat by the New York Knicks, 116-110. Nikola Jokic led Denver in scoring with 28 points on 9-for-15 shooting. New York had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.4 vs. 25.5). Denver, meanwhile, forced the Knicks into a turnover percentage of 19.3 (above their season average of 13.6).
It could be a sloppy game for the Denver offense. Since last season, Denver ranks 23rd in the league in ball protection (turnover percentage of 14.3 percent), while the gambling defense of Toronto has forced the fourth-most turnovers in the league (14.6 percent).
Both of these teams have a tendency to go under the O/U total. Toronto games have finished under 66.7 percent of the time, while 71.4 percent of games featuring Denver have gone under. The Raptors hold a sizable advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS, while the Nuggets are 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS.
The Raptors won both games against the Nuggets last season. In the last contest, the Raptors won 105-102. Torontos 6.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Denver, who had a mark of 7.7.
Toronto Raptors vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Raptors, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Nuggets rank second in rebounds per game (46.3) while the Raptors rank 22nd (42.9).
- Denver ranks second in second chance points per game (15.1) while Toronto ranks 16th (12.9).
- Toronto ranks 12th in blocks per game (4.9) while Denver ranks 28th (3.9).
- Toronto averages 11.9 fast break points per game, which ranks 20th in the league. Denver ranks 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (14.0).
- Denver is 12-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Toronto is 31-5.
- The Raptors are 47-20 when they score over 100 points, while the Nuggets are 42-31.
- The Raptors rank 10th in points allowed in the paint per game (41.5) while the Nuggets rank 26th (46.8).
- Denver ranks third in assists per game (25.1) while Toronto ranks last (18.9).
- The Raptors rank fourth in steals per game (8.3) while the Nuggets rank 28th (6.9).
- The Nuggets rank eighth in three pointers attempted per game (28.7) while the Raptors rank 16th in three pointers allowed per game (27.1).
- Toronto ranks seventh in points off turnovers per game (17.2) while Denver ranks 29th (14.4).