Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/14/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets 3/14/23
Tue 14th March 2023

The Denver Nuggets (46-22, 16-16 Away), the league’s top shooting team, are on the road to face the Toronto Raptors (32-36, 20-13 Home) on Tuesday.

Denver was narrowly defeated by the Brooklyn Nets 122-120 at Ball Arena on Sunday, their third loss in a row. Nikola Jokic was a top performer in the losing effort with a triple double, posting 35 points, 20 rebounds, and 11 assists.

The Nuggets are 5.5 games ahead of the Sacramento Kings atop the Western Conference, currently sitting in first. Toronto lost their third in a row on Friday at Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 122-112. Scottie Barnes had 32 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in defeat to lead the team. The Raptors are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.

This is the final meeting of the season between the teams. Denver will be looking for a season sweep against Toronto after triumphing in the only prior matchup 118-113 at Ball Arena on March 6. Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 24 points.

Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 14 assists in defeat. Jokic is averaging 24.7 points per game to lead the Nuggets in scoring this season. Jokic also is contributing 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game, placing him second and fourth in the NBA, respectively.

Pascal Siakam has been the primary provider for the Raptors on offense, averaging 24.4 points per game. Siakam also has posted 7.6 rebounds per game. VanVleet has recorded 7.0 assists per game. The Nuggets are the league’s most accurate team from the field at 50.8%.

The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Scotiabank Arena (5-5). Toronto is looking for a fifth straight win at home this season. Denver is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.8 (116.1-114.3). Toronto has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 110.6 points per game on average while scoring only 107.9 (-2.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Thomas Bryant: 7.8 | 17.3 | -9.6
Points per game:
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 8.0 | 11.2 | -3.2
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 2.5 | 6.2 | -3.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 8.0 | 16.5 | -8.5
Points per game:
Pascal Siakam: 15.8 | 24.4 | -8.6
Assists per game:
Fred VanVleet: 10.0 | 7.0 | +3.0

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Denver Nuggets (-110)

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