*10* SUPER POWER ~ HUGE SIDE PLAY!
Utah vs. Toronto,
12/01/2019 18:00 EDT,
Score: 110 - 130
Point Spread: -2/-110 Toronto
10* Toronto (6:05 ET): Despite injuries to multiple key players (Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka), the Raptors keep on winning. They're on six-game win streak entering Sunday when they'll host Utah. While the Jazz are a formidable foe, Toronto has posted the league's third best scoring differential and net efficiency rating, so I have little hesitation in laying this short number at home. Plus they could be getting both Ibaka and Lowry back tonight.
Utah is in the midst of a tough five-game road trip, one that started w/ losses at Milwaukee and Indiana. They bounced back with a win over lowly Memphis on Friday, but this is now their 4th road game in 7 nights, which isn't exactly a great spot to be in. Especially since the Jazz are just 4-6 SU on the road and averaging 103.1 PPG. Also, Toronto hasn't lost at home this year! They are 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS, winning by an average of almost 15 PPG!
Overall, the Raptors are 9-2 ATS when favored this season. They are clearly being undervalued right now because of the injuries. Norman Powell scored a career-high 33 in Friday's 90-83 win over Orlando, so they are getting contributions from a wide variety of players. Pascal Siakam has been another main contributor. Right now, the Raptors are #1 in the league in defensive efficiency. Utah actually trailed Memphis by 15 at halftime Friday. This line is just too low as the reigning NBA Champs remain an elite team despite injuries and Kawhi Leonard being gone. 10* Toronto