Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21 Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors (23-25) at Toronto Raptors (18-30)

NBA Basketball: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Toronto Raptors +4.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.

The Golden State Warriors need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.1 points and 6.2 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and James Wiseman is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors need a win here after losing 13 of their last 14 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20 points and 4.7 assists. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game.

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The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 0 days rest. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Warriors last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 home games. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.

The Toronto Raptors aren't a team I'm running to the window to back given their current form and with Lowry out, but they've been more competitive lately and are losing their last five games by an average of just 1.8 points. The Golden State Warriors are on the end of a back to back and are losing their last five games by an average of 8.4 points. The Raptors aren't good, but this is a lot of points to pass up against these Warriors with the rest advantage. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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