San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (50-24) at San Antonio Spurs (63-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -11.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors invade the AT&T Center to battle the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
The Raptors have split their last six games but they'll be gunning for a third straight win tonight after taking down the Grizzlies by 99-95 just last night. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 27 points on eight of 17 shooting while Kyle Lowry added 22 points as the Raptors really had to battle against the shorthanded Grizzlies. Offensively, the Raptors shot just 42 percent from the field but made up for it by connecting on 12 of 28 three-pointers and 27 of 29 from the free-throw line and their defense was good enough to hold the Grizzlies to just 40 percent shooting from the field. With the hard fought win, Toronto improves to 51-24 on the season which is good for second place in the Eastern Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have won 10 of their last 12 games and they'll be looking to build on Wednesday's 100-92 win over the Pelicans. Manu Ginobili led all scorers with 20 points off the bench while Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green chipped in with 16 points each as the Spurs dominated the shorthanded Pelicans for three quarters before resting all the starters in the fourth quarter. With the win, San Antonio improve to an impressive 63-12 on the season and they remain a perfect 38-0 at home.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days rest and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team above .600, while the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Raptors are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Spurs have obviously opened as massive favorites at home tonight, but this Raptors team is too good to be laying that many points. I'm taking the visitors to keep this one to single digits.