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Denver visits Toronto following Trent’s 42-point game

February 12, 2022 GMT

Denver Nuggets (30-25, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (31-23, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Raptors -3.5; over/under is 221.5

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts the Denver Nuggets after Gary Trent Jr. scored 42 points in the Toronto Raptors’ 139-120 victory against the Houston Rockets.

The Raptors are 16-12 in home games. Toronto is fifth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 45.0 rebounds. Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with 8.7 boards.

The Nuggets are 15-15 in road games. Denver averages 109.5 points and has outscored opponents by 1.9 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc with 4.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Raptors, while averaging 21.6 points, 7.1 assists and 1.7 steals. Trent is averaging 27.8 points and 2.4 steals over the last 10 games for Toronto.

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Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.8 points, 13.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 9-1, averaging 119.4 points, 45.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 46.3 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: day to day (groin).

Nuggets: Monte Morris: out (concussion protocol), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.