Spurs vs. Raptors Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 206 points. The spread has remained steady after opening at -6, while the total has dropped from 208 points.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Friday afternoon, 70 percent of public bets have been placed on the Raptors.
Injury Report: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili missed the last game due to a thigh contusion and will not play tonight. Kawhi Leonard will miss an undetermined length of time due to tendinopathy in his quadriceps. Rudy Gay is out until late January due to a heel injury. For the Raptors, point guard Fred VanVleet missed the last game due to a knee contusion and is questionable tonight.
Who the Trends Like: San Antonio is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall. The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Toronto and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
Who We Like: Toronto has lost three of its last five, but I like the hosts in this spot. Whil the Raptors are fully healthy aside from third-string point guard VanVleet, the Spurs are without their best player in Leonard and are only 11-14 straight up on the road this season. Couple that with Toronto's 16-3 home record and I believe the Raptors are fully capable of covering this spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -6