Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors
|Date & Time||Monday June 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Raptors -3.5 -- Over/Under: 212
The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in game five of the NBA Finals at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Golden State Warriors need a victory here to save their season and force a game six on Thursday. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 34.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 28.4 points and 5.6 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won four of their last five road games.
The Toronto Raptors will become NBA Champions for the first time in franchise history with a victory here. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 106.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 31.1 points and 9.1 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 19 points and 7.1 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Marc Gasol is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last seven home games.
The Warriors are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall.
The Golden State Warriors have covered seven of their last nine games as a road underdog and six of those covers were outright victories. The Toronto Raptors have covered nine of their last 13 games as a home favorite.
You never want to say this Golden State Warriors is dead, as there's more than enough talent and experience for them to get back in this series, and it wouldn't shock anybody. However, the Warriors looked like a team that had run out of gas in their game four loss, as they were coming up short on a ton of jumpers, the defensive effort wasn't there and guys just looked mentally and physically drained. We've seen this in the past with teams that make consecutive final appearances. It eventually takes its toll and the ending usually isn't pretty. Of course, it doesn't help that Kevin Durant looks like he's not returning, and that forces Klay and Curry to play out of their minds just to keep Golden State in this thing. The Toronto Raptors are deeper, better defensively and finally have guys stepping up consistently offensively. Toronto can taste a championship and that place is going to be going bonkers. The Raptors should be able to close the deal.
If this is the end of the season, see you guys again in a few months.