Nuggets vs Raptors odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 12 predictions from proven computer model

Nuggets vs Raptors odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 12 predictions from proven computer model

The Denver Nuggets take on the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Ball Arena. Denver is 40-27 overall and 20-12 at home, while Toronto is 36-30 overall and 19-15 away. Both teams would feel relatively comfortable about their playoff prospects with the NBA’s old playoff format, but the new play-in tournament will have them fighting to the end for positioning.

The Nuggets are currently the No. 6 seed in the West, while the Raptors are No. 7 in the East and 7-10 seeds in both conferences need to fight their way into the playoffs. Denver is favored by six points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Nuggets vs. Raptors odds, and the over-under is set at 223.5. Before we get into the Raptors vs Nuggets picks, you’ll want to see SportsLine’s model NBA predictions.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 74-47 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, grossing nearly $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set its sights on Nuggets vs. Raptors. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Raptors vs. Nuggets:

  • Nuggets vs. Raptors Spread: Nuggets -6
  • Nuggets vs. Raptors over-under: 223.5 points

What you need to know about the Nuggets

Thursday’s matchup between the Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors wasn’t a total blowout, but with Denver falling 113-102 at home, it almost turned into one. The losing team was boosted by center Nikola Jokic, who nearly scored a triple-double with 23 points, 12 boards and nine assists.

The reigning NBA MVP is once again in the conversation, as he leads a Nuggets team that has been without Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. for most of the year. Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 13.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game and he will need to continue to provide massive numbers for the Nuggets to hold the Timberwolves for that important sixth seed.

What you need to know about the Raptors

Meanwhile, Toronto didn’t have much wiggle room in its game against the Phoenix Suns on Friday but still came away with a 117-112 victory. Toronto shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. went 8 for 11 from downtown and finished with 42 points and eight rebounds.

When the teams met last month, the Raptors and Denver were neck and neck, but Toronto came away empty-handed after a 110-109 loss. Jokic had 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for the Nuggets while Pascal Siakam had 35 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Raptors. The duel between these two stars could still be critical on Saturday.

How to make choices between Raptors and Nuggets

The model leans and it also generated a point pick that hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick on SportsLine.

So who wins the Nuggets against the Raptors? And which side of the gap hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that crushed his NBA picks.