Warriors vs. Raptors Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Golden State. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are listed as a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set for 226 points. Golden State opened as a 3.5-point favorite, while the over-under has risen after opening at 224.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Saturday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets have been placed on the Raptors.
Injury Report: Warriors guard Steph Curry has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, but is probable to return tonight. Omri Casspi sat out the last game with a back injury and is questionable tonight. For Toronto, Kyle Lowry has missed the last two games with a bruised tailbone and is doubtful tonight.
Who the Trends Like: Golden State is 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings. Toronto is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games on one day of rest.
Who We Like: With Lowry out the last two games, DeMar DeRozan hasn't quite had the scoring explosion a lot of people predicted he would have. Delon Wright has filled in admirably at point guard and Toronto is 1-1 with him in the lineup, but this seems like a spot that favors the Warriors. Curry returning will give Golden State a full allotment of stars and Golden State is 18-3 straight up on the road this season. If Lowry was in the lineup, my pick might be different. But he isn't.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -5