Raptors vs Warriors NBA Odds & Betting Prediction

Raptors vs Warriors NBA Odds & Betting Prediction

Written by on December 12, 2018

Fresh off a 123-99 win over the Clippers, the Toronto Raptors head up the Pacific Coast Highway to battle the NBA defending champion Golden State Warriors. Can Toronto win a brutal back-to-back? Or, will the Warriors take down the top team in the league?

Raptors vs Warriors NBA Odds & Betting Prediction

Why Toronto Raptors are a good bet at +6.5?

The Raptors pummeled the Clippers on Tuesday night and they did it without possible league MVP Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi sat out due to a minor injury. It didn’t matter. The reason the Raptors won is because not only did the starters play well, but the bench exploded.

3 players on the pine contributed double-digits in points: Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas, and OG Anunoby. Even CJ Miles, who only scored 5 points, contributed with great defensive play in 16 minutes. The Raptors are deeper than the Warriors. It should show on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.4
  • Field Goal %: 48.3
  • 3-Point %: 34.3
  • Free Throw %: 80.6
  • Rebounds/G: 45.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 107.8
  • Field Goal %: 44.2
  • 3-Point %: 33.5
  • Free Throw %: 75.7
  • Rebounds/G: 44.5

Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet at -6.5?

Is Golden State a safe NBA betting pick vs the Raptors on Wednesday?

The champs appear to have finally gotten things together. The Warriors had a bad stretch, but lately they’ve been hitting on all cylinders.

Golden State hosts Toronto on a 4-game winning streak. One of the victories was a revenge game against powerful Milwaukee. Earlier this season, Milwaukee had dominated in Oakland. The Warriors returned the favor with a 105-95 win as a +2.5 dog on Dec. 7.

The Warriors are back. They should be tough to beat on Wednesday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 116.4
  • Field Goal %: 49.5
  • 3-Point %: 39.2
  • Free Throw %: 82.6
  • Rebounds/G: 45.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 110.6
  • Field Goal %: 44.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.7
  • Free Throw %: 72.9
  • Rebounds/G: 42.6

NBA Betting Trends for Raptors vs Warriors

  • Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
  • Golden State is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State’s last 9 games

Raptors vs Warriors Final NBA Betting Analysis:

The last time these two battled, Golden State pushed Toronto into overtime. The Raptors won 131-128, but Golden State showed up. The Warriors entered that game a big +9.5 dog. They left with Toronto’s respect.

Can the Raptors win a back-to-back against the best team in the NBA? They most certainly can. Toronto’s one of those rare teams that steps it up in the second of a back-to-back. The Raptors are an awesome 7-0 in back-to-back games after 0 days of rest. That’s phenomenal.

Kawhi’s listed as questionable. Even if he doesn’t play, Golden State’s terrible at covering at home. Although it’s tempting to back Toronto on the moneyline, taking the points makes more sense.

NBA Betting Pick: Toronto Raptors +6.5
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