Raptors at Spurs - 3/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (38-25) at San Antonio Spurs (39-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, FSSW
The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs play Tuesday night at the AT&T Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after losing eight of their last nine games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.1 points and 6.9 assists. Louis Williams is shooting 40 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors continue to drop in the East standings, and it all starts with a defense that’s allowing 49.2 percent shooting in their last five games. The Raptors have also lost 13 of their last 19 games SU when allowing 100 or more points. The Raptors have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.8 assists and Danny Green is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep during this winning streak. The Spurs are gaining ground on the West and could move up a few playoff spots if they keep winning. The Spurs have also won 11 of their last 12 games SU on their home court.
The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 21-10-2 ATS in their last 33 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
It's damn near impossible to back the Raptors with the way they've been playing, as they're starting to prove they're a fraud as far as East contenders are concerned. With the way things are, I like SA to win by double digits.