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Raptors-Nuggets Betting Guide: Is Denver Undervalued Against the Injured Toronto?

Dec 16, 2018 3:35 PM EST
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Photo credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Nikola Jokic

Betting odds: Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets

  • Spread: Nuggets -1.5
  • Over/Under: 210
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

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The 23-8 Raptors will visit the 19-9 Nuggets, but Toronto will be without crucial pieces in Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas and Fred VanVleet.

Has the betting market accounted for those injuries enough, or is there still value?

Betting Trends to Know

The Raptors are on their third four-game road trip of the season already. They lost on the road in Portland before finishing up the trip in Denver.

Teams that have won at least two-thirds of games in December or earlier are only 13-27-1 (32.5%) against the spread when playing at least their fourth consecutive game on the road and are coming off a straight-up loss — a spot many bettors would assume a bounce-back could be coming. Teams are failing to cover the spread by 3.3 points per game, losing bettors 14.5 units.

None of the previous 41 teams in this spot shot higher than 50% from the field in their previous game. Toronto shot 56% in its loss against the Blazers.