Denver Nuggets (1-1) vs. Toronto Raptors (1-1)
Date: Monday October 31, 2016
Game Time: 7:30pm EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre
Line: Raptors -7, 204
The Denver Nuggets lost in overtime to the TrailBlazers on Saturday night, 115-113. The Nuggets should have won this game but were set back from 17 turnovers and shot just 38% from the field. Tonight, Denver travels to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors.
Toronto is looking to bounce back after losing 94-91 to the defending champions, Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. DeMar DeRozan had a field day with 32 points on 12 of 28 shooting, Kyle Lowry added 17 points with four assists while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 10 points and 17 rebounds but it still wasn’t enough to get past the Cavaliers who were led by 26 points from Kyrie Irving.
The Nuggets are tied for 5th in the league in scoring offense with an average of 110 points per game. Denver is leading the league with 59.5 rebounds per contest after just two games.
The Raptors come into this one tied for 22nd in the league by averaging 100 points per game. Toronto is very good on the glass, ranking tied for 4th with 51 boards per game.
So far, the Raptors weakness has been defending the 3-pointer and on offense converting 3-pointers. Toronto is dead last in the league by sinking a measly 3.5 three-pointers per game.
The Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games overall. Head to head, the Nuggets are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Toronto.
Laying -7 points this early in the season is not ideal and the Nuggets should be able to keep this game close enough to cover the spread.
Nuggets vs Raptors Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets +7