Warriors vs Raptors Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/27/23
Toronto Raptors (22-27) vs. Golden State Warriors (24-24)
January 27, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -5.5; Over/Under: +229.5
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The Golden State Warriors play host to the Toronto Raptors at the Chase Center on Friday night.
The Toronto Raptors have been in decent shape as they’ve won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after beating the Kings in a 113-95 road win on Wednesday. Pascal Siakam led the team with 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Fred VanVleet added 17 points, Precious Achiuwa scored 19 points off the bench while Gray Trent Jr. chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 40 from the 3-point line as they poured in 34 points in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime which ballooned to double-digits in the third quarter where they held the Kings to just 17 points.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their last seven games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after beating the Grizzlies in a 122-120 home win on Wednesday. Stephen Curry led the team with 34 points on 10 of 19 shooting, Klay Thompson added 24 points while Jordan Poole chipped in with 21 points and seven assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they allowed the Grizzlies to control most of the game to put them behind by 10 points, but they exploded for 32 points in the fourth quarter to steal the game in a wild finish after Curry was ejected for throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd.
Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on one days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the over is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Golden State and the Raptors are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Golden State.
The Raptors could again be missing Dalano Banton who is listed as questionable, while the Warriors are keeping an eye on Andrew Wiggins who is questionable with an illness. The Raptors are coming into this meeting with some winning momentum, seemingly for the first time this season, while the Warriors have been in good form and just took down the Grizzlies in a thriller at home. It’s tempting to take the Raptors who should have the size advantage in the paint, but the Warriors are just so hard to beat in their own building and I think the line is just short enough in this spot.