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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Raptors vs. Nuggets on Thursday

We go over some of the best betting options for Thursday’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets.

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors dribbles against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.  Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors will take on the Denver Nuggets in one of Thursday’s last games at 9:00 p.m. ET. The Raptors remain an up and down team that’s dealt with a slew of injuries, but the Nuggets riding a three-game winning streak and are playing well despite Jamal Murray’s season-ending knee injury. Can Denver win a fourth straight game in the Mile High City? Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Raptors vs. Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pick ATS: Nuggets -4.5

Toronto has managed to go 5-2 ATS in its last seven games, but history favors Denver at home. The Nuggets are 5-0 in their last five home games and have also covered the spread five times in a row when hosting the Raptors. While Murray dealt a big blow to Denver, Michael Porter Jr. and others have stepped up. Toronto won’t have Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr. or Chris Boucher. Nikola Jokic has shown that he can win games against good teams without his co-star, so betting against him doesn’t seem like the smartest thing to do.

Player Prop: Pascal Siakam U1.5 three-pointers (+142)

Siakam made at least two triples three straight games before going 0-for-5 against the Brooklyn Nets, but there has been no indication that he’s prolific from three now. Siakam is well below league average from deep at 29.2% and has made multiple threes in 34% of his games. He’s laid a goose egg from three 17 times.

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