The Phoenix Suns (26-25) play host to the Toronto Raptors (23-28) for a matchup at the Footprint Center on Monday. The Toronto Raptors hold the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference, having won 23 of their 51 matches, while 26 wins out of 51 games have left the Phoenix Suns with the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Now we’re over the halfway point of the regular season, every game counts more than ever. There is simply no more room for error. With this in mind, along with everything else that is at stake, we’re expecting the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors to put out all the stops for a much-needed victory.
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.71) for the win on the moneyline.
After a dominant 118-128 victory against the San Antonio Spurs last time out, the Phoenix Suns should be high on confidence. They’ll be looking to take the Toronto Raptors down with ease. The Arizona sports betting sites have installed them as the -140 favorites on the moneyline. This implies there is a 58% chance of a home win on Monday. The Toronto Raptors may have won their last game, but their overall performance has been inconsistent. In their last 10 contests, they have had a 5-5 record. Going into their next game, they are the +120 underdogs, playing away from home.
The Phoenix Suns (-140) have won four of the last five home matches and look like the sound choice on the moneyline against a Toronto Raptors side, which has slipped to defeat in three of its last five road trips.
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors Spread
Betting on the Phoenix Suns -2.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The oddsmakers are siding with the Phoenix Suns on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 2.5-point favorites over the Toronto Raptors for Monday. A one-score game anyhow seems to be where the smart money lies, as the last five rounds between the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors produced an average winning margin of 6.0 points.
In the last five games against the Toronto Raptors, the Phoenix Suns have failed to utilize their home-court advantage, losing three times at the Footprint Center by an average of 7.7 points. That said, the Phoenix Suns are specialists in covering the spread. They have covered in four of their past five home matches, going 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall.
The Toronto Raptors, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. In their past 10 matches, the Toronto Raptors went 6-4 ATS and also ended up 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors Total
Take the Total under 227.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The last ten head-to-head games between and Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors failed to pass the 222-point mark. The total averaged 218.6 points, as well as 226.4 points in the last five at Footprint Center.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 227.0. This is 10.6 points higher than the combined 216.4-point average the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The last ten Phoenix Suns games produced an average total of 227.5 points. The total only went over in two of the last five home games for the Phoenix Suns. They are 6-4 against the total across their last ten games, whether home or away.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have seen an average of 237.6 points in their past five road games and 233.8 points in their last five contests in all. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Toronto Raptors, who are 6-4 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Toronto Raptors (+120) | Phoenix Suns (-140)
- Against the spread (ATS): Toronto Raptors +2.5 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.0 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Footprint Center recently. The Phoenix Suns have claimed five wins in six home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 128-118 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs.
The Phoenix Suns go into their latest matchup with a middle-of-the-pack offensive record, ranking 15th in the NBA with 112.9 points per game this season. Defensively, there has been no letup. They boast one of the league’s stingiest defenses, having restricted opponents to 111.6 points per game this season and 106.2 points across their last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns have a very realistic chance of returning to the playoffs this season. With a 26-25 start and a ninth seed in the Western Conference, all is going according to plan. They also rank fourth in the Pacific Division going into their latest matchup.
Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet are all carrying injuries going into the latest Phoenix Suns game.
Toronto Raptors Form
The Toronto Raptors went 23-28 for the season last time out by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 105-123. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
Going into their latest road trip, the Toronto Raptors boast an offensive record that is more middle of the pack than elite. The visitors rank 14th in the NBA, averaging 112.9 points per game. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 110.2 points on average in the last five matches. This is an improvement on the 112.3 points allowed per game for the season.
After 51 regular season games, the Toronto Raptors are in serious danger of failing to return to the playoffs. Last year’s first-round contestants have only gone 23-28 this season. They rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, outside the postseason berths going into the second half of the year.
The Toronto Raptors have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Otto Porter Jr., OG Anunoby, and Dalano Banton.
Phoenix Suns VS Toronto Raptors H2H history
The Toronto Raptors bagged a 113-104 win over the Phoenix Suns in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Scotiabank Arena in December 2022. The Phoenix Suns came away with three wins from their past five matchups against the Toronto Raptors, leaving them with an overall record of 3-2.
In the last five matchups at the Footprint Center, the Phoenix Suns offense has put 564 points on board against the Toronto Raptors defense. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 112.8 points per game that the home offense has produced on its own turf in this series of late.