Golden State Warriors (15-7) at Toronto Raptors (18-4)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toronto Raptors -9 -- Over/Under: 226.5
TNT, NSBA, TSN
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.5 points and 6.1 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 29.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 2.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost their last four road games.
The Toronto Raptors look for a statement victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 117 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Pascal Siakam is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 overall. The over is 5-2 in Warriors last 7 road games.
The Golden State Warriors are probably outmatched in this game without Draymond Green and Stephen Curry, as the Toronto Raptors mean buisness and have been lighting teams on fire both on the season and at home. However, you don't get the Warriors and numbers like this often, and even without Curry and Draymond, there's still enough talent on this roster to keep things close. From a value point of view alone, you almost have to side with the Warriors. I just don't feel comfortable leaving nine points on the table with Golden State. It doesn't feel right.