With two-time league MVP Steph Curry set to make his long-awaited return to the court in this affair, all eyes will be on the Golden State sweet-shooting franchise superstar when the Dubs host the defending champion Toronto Raptors on Thursday. With both teams looking to record consecutive victories, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA Odds for the Raptors vs Warriors.
Raptors vs Warriors 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Chase Center
- TV: TNT
- NBA Odds: Toronto -10.5 / Total: 225
GAME DAY pic.twitter.com/x7jngRA0kE— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 5, 2020
Why Bet On Toronto at -10.5
The Raptors snapped a three-game skid by getting past Phoenix 123-114 on the road on Tuesday as Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 33 points while Kyle Lowry added 28 points and Norman Powell 26 points. Toronto came back from 17 points down to get the win. Now, Toronto is set to face an energetic crowd as they prepare for Steph Curry’s return.
“Rumor has it that Curry’s going to make his debut – or whatever it is, re-debut,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse told reporters. “I would imagine they will be energized, and the place will be excited, and I hope we can get some rest and figure out a defense to stop him.”Offense:
- Points/G: 113.0
- Field Goal %: 45.8
- 3-Point %: 37.2
- Free Throw %: 79.7
- Rebounds/G: 45.3
- Points/G: 106.6
- Field Goal %: 42.9
- 3-Point %: 33.9
- Free Throw %: 76.7
- Rebounds/G: 46.3
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
- Raptors are 39-16 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Why Bet On Golden State at +10.5
The Golden State Warriors have lost nine of their last 11 games, but the Dubs have won two of their last three including a stunning 116-100 win over Denver on Tuesday night as Andrew Wiggins and Eric Paschall each scored 22 points and Marquese Chriss added 16 points. The Warriors shot a blistering 51 percent from the field to come back from 15 points down to get the win. Now, the Dubs are set to get their team leader back, even if they only have pride left to play for at this point.
“It feels good,” Curry said Feb. 22 after being cleared for contact. “It’s been a long three-and-a-half-plus months, whatever it is. It’s nice to get out there with my guys and play and keep moving forward.”Offense:
- Points/G: 106.0
- Field Goal %: 43.7
- 3-Point %: 33.6
- Free Throw %: 80.5
- Rebounds/G: 43.0
- Points/G: 114.7
- Field Goal %: 47.6
- 3-Point %: 38.9
- Free Throw %: 77.6
- Rebounds/G: 46.7
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
- Warriors are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up win.
- Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Raptors vs Warriors Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Warriors will be energized to get the win, but Toronto is the far better team right now and they’re a bit desperate to get back on track after dropping three of their last four games. Still, while the Raptors have gone a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five road dates against the Warriors, I think the double-digit spread is a few points too high for Toronto to cover.
The Raptors are a modest 4-5 ATS over their last nine games and 1-3 ATS over their last four. Conversely, the Warriors are 2-1 SU and ATS over their last three and I believe their confidence-boosting win over Denver the last time out will be just enough to help them cover the chalk in this affair.
Pick: Toronto 114 Golden State 106