Raptors vs. Warriors - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (44-11) at Toronto Raptors (37-20)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -1 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TSN
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Golden State Warriors look to get back on track after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 110.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.8 points and 7.9 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marreese Speights is shooting 49.8 percent from the field and Draymond Green is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are coming off a Thursday loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in which they shot just 42.4 percent from the field. While it doesn’t happen often, the Warriors have lost four of their last six games when scoring less than 100 points. The Warriors have also lost nine of their 11 games on the road.
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The Toronto Raptors look to snap a three-game losing streak and play their first home game in 16 days. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.3 points and 7.1 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Louis Williams is shooting 39.8 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting just 41.2 percent from the field in their last five games, a number that has to improve if they hope to turn things around. The good news for the Raptors is that they’re back home, a place where they’re 21-9 SU this season.
The Warriors are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Raptors are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 17-4 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Warriors have owned the Raptors over the years ATS.. And for the same reason I took the Warriors against the Cavs is the same reason I'm taking them here. You give me the best team in the league and free points or almost no chalk, I'm taking it every time. Back Golden State to bounce back.