Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The big Lithuanian was in a huge cast after having his dislocated thumb surgically repaired.

"Obviously you've got a talent like that you probably try to cater to them a little bit", VanVleet said, "and he's probably going to have to do a good job of catering to what we do as well".

Let us see how things stand for both the teams. You saw how the offence moves without him it's a matter of figuring out how to find a happy medium there.

Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven Sunday games, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on one days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six against the NBA Northwest. He has missed Toronto's last two games with a bruised right hip.

However, Lowry could not shake off a tight thigh and missed the game.

Routine possessions turned into adventures of poor timing and worse spacing. Earlier in the day, it was reported he was questionable because of back spasms.

BOSTON- Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in three quarters and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-108 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. He will help fill the void created by Valanciunas' absence.

The game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday was a low scoring one in which CJ McCollum scored a season-high 40 points.

Raptors: They've been quite the story throughout the season thus far.

OG Anunoby's jumper closed the Raptors to 82-80 but Collins answered with a 3-pointer for the Blazers. Also key was Monroe, who chipped in three quick buckets on leak-outs and put-backs, and Leonard showed signs of heating up too.

His players now head to Denver to play the Nuggets today, which will conclude their four-game road trip. "We had to climb back up the hill again and we nearly did it".

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