Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (7-4) at Golden State Warriors (11-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors look to stay undefeated tonight when they host the Toronto Raptors at the Oracle Center.
The Warriors are still undefeated after 11 games on the season, but they received a real scare in a 107-99 win over the Nets on Saturday. Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 34 points, Draymond Green had a triple double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists while Harrison Barnes added 13 points. However, with the team down three points with just :05 left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors would kick the ball to Andre Iguodala who knocked down the three to send the game into overtime where the Warriors would dominate and keep their streak alive. Klay Thompson sat out the game with a back injury but he did practice last night and is considered probable for tonight.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors were on a two-game win streak going for a third, before they ran into the Kings who rallied late to beat them by 107-101 on Sunday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 24 points, Kyle Lowry added 22 points while DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph added 17 points each, but it wasn't enough to get past the Kings who closed the game on a 11-0 in the last 2:51 to steal the game. Toronto started the season with five straight wins but they've really cooled off lately, losing four of their last six to fall to 7-4 on the season.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven against the Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a loss, while the Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Head to head, the Raptors are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Golden State.
At first glance, the Raptors with the points look to be the right play as they'll be eager to test their stuff against the league's best team, but the Warriors are just too hard to bet against at home and I think they'll win this one by double digits.