The Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets face off for the second time in the regular season. It was the Raptors who claimed the first win, but the Nuggets are looking to even it out and improve their Western Conference record.
For the Raptors, there’s a slim chance that they make it to the playoffs as they currently hold the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Nevertheless, we expect the 2019 NBA Champions to go full throttle towards the end of the regular season.
Before the Raptors vs. Nuggets game, NitroBetting news shares with you all the important details of the event. Look into the status of each team and its key players. Bring this together with the latest NBA betting odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions to start locking in winning picks.
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Raptors vs. Nuggets Game Information
- When: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: TSN 1050 (Raptors) / Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors?
The Raptors have won five of their last seven games, but still have a long way to go for that playoff spot in the East. Their last game against the Brooklyn Nets saw impressive efforts from the team but was not enough to bring down the top team in the Eastern Conference. Despite encounters with several injuries along the way, the Raptors maintain their starting lineup that features Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet running the backcourt.
In their last outing, the Raptors had six players scoring double-digits. Kyle Lowry led the scoring with 24 points to his name, followed by OG Anuoby with 21 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. Malachi Flynn and Khem Birch added 13 points apiece, but Birch contributed a significant amount of rebounds at 14.
Fred VanVleet had a quiet game with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists along with Pascal Siakam who recorded 10 points and 7 rebounds. Expect these names to come up in this Raptors vs. Nuggets game.
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
Last year’s Western Conference finalists, the Denver Nuggets, are coming in hot with their 2-game winning streak. Currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference, the team is looking good despite losing their star guard Jamal Murray to injury. Covering for him are Facundo Campazzo and Perry Dozier, both have been doing an excellent job in the backcourt.
Recent acquisition Aaron Gordon quickly found his place in the Nuggets’ system. The forward scored 15 points and added 5 rebounds and 2 assists to help his team claim the win against the Memphis Grizzlies. His frontcourt presence is starting to become a threat to their opponents and is the perfect match for Michael Porter Jr.
Expect Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokić to take on the bulk of the scoring in this Raptors vs. Nuggets bout. The pair combined for 55 points in their last outing, with Jokić adding an impressive 15 rebounds throughout the game.
Raptors vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- The Raptors are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 6 times in the Raptors’ last 10 games.
- The Nuggets are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The Nuggets are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over 5 times in the Nuggets’ last 10 games.
Raptors vs. Nuggets Expert Betting Prediction
Even with injuries, the Nuggets have been exceptional and stayed solid in the second half of the regular season. They have recently overtaken the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference standings and deliver consistent results day in and out. On paper, they might have the upper hand in this outing.
However, the Raptors are known to produce surprising results as of recent, including a win against the Nets and the Spurs. The team can find ways to cover the spread and even snatch a surprise win by keeping the scoreline close.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.