Tuesday Quick Pick: All Offense in Suns-Raptors Matchup

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:04 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 4:04 PM UTC

Phoenix is coming off a red-hot shooting performance Monday night in Philadelphia, as Devin Booker and the Suns dispatched the Sixers with ease. Now on the second night of a back-to-back, things may change as the Suns head to Toronto.

Free NBA Pick: Over 225Best Line Offered: Bovada

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Suns at Raptors

As we marvel at Booker’s hot performance from Monday night, things are not going to be the same tonight in Toronto. The Raptors are a mean team when they play at home, and against one of the league’s worst defensive teams on no rest the Raptors are going to put up all kinds of buckets.

The Suns offense has not been their issue on this road trip. Over their last five games (all on the road), they are averaging 109 points per game. However, the Suns are also allowing 115.4 points per game on the road this season, which is going to come in to play against this efficient Raptors offense.

Most people don’t realize it, but Toronto ranks fourth best in the league with an offensive rating of 113.3 points per 100 possessions. That ranks behind only the Warriors, Rockets, and Cavaliers. The Dinos shoot a blistering 55.4 effective field-goal percentage as a team, and they don’t turn the ball over, especially at home.

That is going to turn into some points tonight, and with the total steadily going up, I see the 'over' as the play with the Suns on no rest. So far this season, the Suns are just 3-3 cashing the 'over' on no rest, but as we get deeper into the season that number should go up. They are 2-0 in their last two games on no rest cashing the 'over,' and they gave up 113 and 131 points in those two games.

Now on the road against one of the best offensive teams in the league, they Raptors should be good for 120-plus. So far this season, these two teams have combined to cash the 'over' at 14-7 in non-conference games, so add that to your NBA Picks before the total increases even more.

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