Raptors vs. Warriors - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (20-0) at Toronto Raptors (12-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +7.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TSN2
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors square off Saturday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre.
The Golden State Warriors look to stay on their own planet with a ridiculous 20- start to the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32 points and six assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 16.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.3 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 43.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are shooting 48.2 percent from three and averaging 16 made per game in their last five contests. The Golden State Warriors last eight regular season losses have come on the road.
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The Toronto Raptors look for a statement win after winning five of their last seven games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 6.2 assists. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing five rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Raptors The Raptors are allowing teams to shoot 39.1 percent from deep in their last five games and have lost four straight when allowing 100-plus points. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last 11 regular season home games.
The Warriors are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Warriors are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Toronto and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
If there's any chance for the Warriors to lose anytime soon, it will be here. The Raptors have a great home crowd, are capable of playing high level ball at both ends and already took the Warriors down to the wire at Oracle. I have to take the points here, as I think the Raptors can win this game outright.