Suns vs Raptors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 6, 2021

The Toronto Raptors (1-5) are underdogs as they try to end a three-game road losing streak when they take on the Phoenix Suns (5-2) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at PHX Arena. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on FS-AZ. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 6, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Raptors Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 6

Suns:
Abdel Nader: Day To Day (Concussion Protocol),
Jalen Smith: Day To Day (Ankle)

Raptors:
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Suns (-3.5)

Pick OU:
Under (218)

Prediction:
Raptors 112 Suns 100
Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Suns winning by a considerably larger margin (11.9 points). Take the Suns.The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 5.7 points highter than the model projection.

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 7 21.1 4.1 4.4 1.0 0.3 1.9
Mikal Bridges 7 14.1 5.6 0.9 0.7 1.4 2.7
Deandre Ayton 7 13.7 10.7 1.9 0.4 1.1 0.1
Chris Paul 7 13.4 4.7 8.3 0.7 0.4 1.0
Cameron Johnson 7 12.7 2.7 1.1 0.7 0.4 2.4

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s points prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 3.4 points greater than his season average of 21.1.
  • Deandre Ayton’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 28.5, 2.2 higher than his season average of 26.3.
  • Mikal Bridges’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 1.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Booker’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.5 steals lower than his season average of 1.0.

Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Fred VanVleet 6 21.8 5.5 5.5 1.5 0.7 3.8
Kyle Lowry 6 18.7 4.5 7.7 1.3 0.0 2.8
Pascal Siakam 5 17.6 7.4 3.6 0.8 0.6 1.8
Chris Boucher 6 12.7 6.0 0.8 0.7 2.2 1.0
OG Anunoby 6 11.7 5.7 1.8 2.0 0.7 1.5

Raptors Player Props

  • Fred VanVleet’s points prop total for the contest is set at 18.5, 3.3 points less than his season average of 21.8.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 31.5, 0.7 greater than his season average of 30.8.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 3.8.
  • OG Anunoby’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals less than his season average of 2.0.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Suns have a 46.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.8% higher than the 44.1% of shots the Raptors’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Phoenix is 4-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall when it shoots better than 44.1% from the field.
  • Toronto is 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 46.9% from the field.
  • The Raptors are shooting 41.2% from the field, 4.3% lower than the 45.5% the Suns’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Toronto has a 0-1 record against the spread and a 0-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 45.5% from the field.
  • When Phoenix’s opponents shoot over 41.2% from the field, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
  • The Suns are hitting 37% of their three-point shots this season, 2.2% higher than the 34.8% the Raptors allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Phoenix has collected a 5-0 record against the spread and a 5-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 34.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Toronto has put up a 1-2 against the spread while going 1-2 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 37% from deep.
  • The Raptors shoot 33.5% from three-point distance this season. That’s only 0.7 percentage points lower than the Suns have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (34.2%).
  • Toronto is 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 overall when shooting over 34.2% as a team from three-point range.
  • Phoenix has a 2-1 ATS record and a 2-1 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Suns make 13.6 three-pointers per game this season, 1.4 fewer makes per game than the Raptors give up (15).
  • Toronto has gone 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Phoenix makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 0-1 ATS and 0-1 straight up.
  • The Raptors make the third-most three-pointers in the league, while the Suns give up the fewest makes from beyond the arc.

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Suns vs Raptors Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Raptors AVG Raptors Rank
20th 107.9 Points Scored 106 26th
1st 100.6 Points Allowed 110.2 17th
30th 41.9 Rebounds 42.8 24th
25th 8 Off. Rebounds 9 19th
8th 13.6 3pt Made 15 3rd
10th 25.3 Assists 23.5 20th
7th 13.3 Turnovers 14 9th

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