Raptors vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

Raptors vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

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Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Toronto, ON; Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: DEN -4.5
Over/Under: 229.5

Introduction

The Denver Nuggets (18-10) take on the Toronto Raptors (11-15) at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. EST. This preview examines team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets, currently third in the Western Conference, have Aaron Gordon and Jay Huff listed as questionable for the game. They are coming off a convincing victory against the Mavericks, with Nikola Jokic leading the team with outstanding stats.

Player Spotlight: N. Jokic

Nikola Jokic continues to dominate with 26.3 points per game, a 53.8% field goal percentage, and 12.3 rebounds per game. The Nuggets aim to build on their recent success against the Raptors.

 

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors, currently 11th in the Eastern Conference, have Christian Koloko listed as out for the game. Despite recent ups and downs, the Raptors face a tough challenge against the Nuggets.

Player Spotlight: P. Siakam

Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with 21.2 points per game and a 51.0% field goal percentage. The team is determined to compete, but they face a formidable opponent in the Nuggets.

 

Injuries

Aaron Gordon and Jay Huff are listed as questionable for the Nuggets. Christian Koloko is ruled out for the Raptors.

 

Recent Performances

The Nuggets are coming off a convincing win against the Mavericks, while the Raptors secured a victory against the Hornets. The Nuggets look to extend their positive momentum against the Raptors.

Prediction

Expect the Denver Nuggets to secure a victory and cover the -4.5 points spread against the Toronto Raptors. The Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic, have shown superiority, and the Raptors are not considered significant rivals for them.

The potential absence of key players for the Nuggets might impact the margin, but the overall assessment favors the Nuggets to win comfortably. Look for Denver to cover the -4.5 points spread in this matchup.

 

Pick: Denver Nuggets to Win and Cover the -4.5 Points Spread

 

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