The Toronto Raptors suffered a loss against the Brooklyn Nets and are now preparing to face the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The Suns recently secured a narrow victory over the New York Knicks, adding to their seven-game winning streak. Devin Booker’s game-winning three-pointer sealed the win. The Suns have showcased resilience in the face of various player injuries, displaying their depth and determination.
In their previous game, Booker led the Suns with an impressive stat line of 28 points, five rebounds, and 11 assists. Kevin Durant’s absence allowed Eric Gordon to step into the spotlight, delivering a stellar performance with 25 points. Jusuf Nurkic added to the Suns’ frontcourt dominance with eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks.
The Raptors faced a defeat against the Nets, with Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes emerging as the offensive linchpins for the team. Both players faced shooting struggles, but Siakam secured 10 rebounds, contributed two assists, and notched a steal, while Barnes showcased his versatility with 11 rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
The Suns are aiming to contain the impact of key adversaries such as Siakam and Barnes when they face the Raptors. The Raptors, on the other hand, face the challenge of neutralizing the dynamic duo of Durant and Booker. Both teams are dealing with injury concerns, with Durant and Bradley Beal questionable for the Suns, while Allen and Nassir Little are also sidelined.
The Suns have displayed strong betting trends, going 4-0 ATS in their last four games. Phoenix is favored to win with a moneyline at -145. Player prop trends also point to strong performances from Barnes, Durant, and the Suns as a team. Considering these trends, the Suns are seen as the favorable pick.