The Denver Nuggets visit Toronto to tangle with the Raptors. Jokic and the Nuggets beat Toronto, 118-113, in their last encounter. Will Denver be able to duplicate that performance, or will the Raptors claw their way to a victory?
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors Match Details
Fixture: Denver @ Toronto
Date and Time: March 14, 2023, @ 7:30 p.m. EST
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors Injury Report
|Otto Porter Jr.||SF||Foot||OUT|
Projected Starting 5’s
|Jamal Murray (GTD)||PG|
|Michael Porter Jr.||SF|
Denver is 46-22 and sits atop the Western Conference standings. The Nuggets are averaging 116.9 points per game this year. Nikola Jokic leads them, averaging 24.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per game. Denver has three other players that are averaging over 15 points per game. As a team, they are shooting 50.8% from the field and 38.9 from behind the arc. The Nuggets are coming off a 122-120 loss to the Nets and are 2-3 in their last five games.
Toronto is 32-36 and is 9th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Raptors are averaging 112.4 points per game this year. Pascal Siakam leads the team in scoring, averaging 24.4 points per game. They also have five other players averaging more than 15 points. They are shooting 45.5% from the field and 33.7% from the 3-point range. Toronto is coming off a 122-112 loss to the Lakers and is 1-4 in their last five games.
This is going to be a good game. Toronto can hang with the best, and Denver is the best in the West. Jokic is the game-changer here, though. He is an absolute beast who is averaging a triple-double. I am going with the Nuggets in a close one tonight.
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