Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (34-9) at Toronto Raptors (29-11)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +4.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TSN
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.7 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.9 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a road game since November 22.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.2 points and seven assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Warriors are 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings, the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Warriors are on the end of a back to back and could very well be without Curry again. However, the Raptors may have to play without Lowry, and they have far less firepower when their point guard isn't on the floor. You don't see the Warriors get this low of chalk often, so I have to play them here regardless of how good Toronto has been at home this season.