Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 10, 2022

Riding a six-game win streak, the Toronto Raptors are now three games above .500 and back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

Phoenix
64-18
AT
January 11, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
48-34
Pointspread -4.5 -115
Moneyline -192
Over / Under o +222

54%

Betting Action

46%

Pointspread +4.5 -105
Moneyline +159
Over / Under u +222

54%

Betting Action

46%

The defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns are again one of the league’s best teams as they visit the red-hot Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

The Suns are favoured to win on the NBA odds.

Suns vs. Raptors NBA Betting Odds

Tuesday is the first of two meetings between the teams with the Raptors going to the desert on March 11.

Phoenix won both matchups last year, no surprise as it was one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. Devin Booker averaged 20.0 points in the two games, future Hall of Famer Chris Paul averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 assists, and former No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds. Pascal Siakam averaged 29.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for the Dinos, and Fred VanVleet 17.5 points and 5.0 assists.

The Suns lead all-time 31-18 and are 15-9 as the road team. Toronto has won six of the past 10 in the series even being swept last year but is just 2-8 ATS in those.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is definitely good enough to win the NBA title after losing in six games in the 2021 Finals to Milwaukee. The Suns are +322 second-favourites behind the Warriors (+240) to win the West and +651 to win the championship. Phoenix comes off a 123-100 upset home loss to Miami on Saturday as the Heat tied a franchise record by hitting 22 three-pointers and shot 50 per cent from deep. The Suns shot just 38 per cent from the field and were outrebounded 49-35.

Centres Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee and forward Jae Crowder all returned after spending time on the reserve/COVID-19 list. None of them did much, perhaps due to conditioning. Reserve guard Landry Shamet remains in the protocol. Starting point guard Chris Paul leads the NBA in assists at 10.0 apg.

Toronto Raptors

The Dinos won their sixth in a row Sunday, 105-101 over visiting New Orleans. Fred VanVleet continued to light it up with 32 points, while Pascal Siakam had 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. With the game tied at 93, VanVleet scored the Raptors’ next nine points. He’s averaging 31.2 points in the six-game win streak. “Man, he took Kyle Lowry’s spot now,” said Pelicans centre and former Raptor Jonas Valanciunas. “He’s a captain, a court captain. I think he’s playing at an all-star level. He’s proved that he can be a leader on the court and off the court.”

Gary Trent Jr. was out due to swelling in his left ankle and Khem Birch got the start. He had six points in 21 foul-plagued minutes. Not clear yet if Trent will play Tuesday. Yuta Watanabe remains in COVID protocols.

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