Raptors vs. Spurs Pick
Can the Toronto Raptors stay undefeated with a win at the also-unbeaten San Antonio Spurs Monday night? Tip-off is at 8:30PM EST.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 203.
Toronto enters with a 2-0 record after a 128-94 home win over the 76ers. San Antonio is also 2-0 after an 87-77 win at the Bulls. The Spurs won both meetings last year straight up and ATS. The total went 1-1.
The Raptors were paced by Demar DeRozan in the win over Philadelphia as he poured in 30 points. Serge Ibaka had 21 points and five rebounds. Kyle Lowry recorded 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jakob Poeltl scored 14 off the bench.
In the Spurs' win at the Bulls, LaMarcus Aldridge accounted for 28 points and 10 rebounds. Rudy Gay scored 12 off the bench, while Pau Gasol had 10 points along with seven rebounds and four assists.
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings with San Antonio.
Toronto has looked very strong to start the season, not allowing inferior teams to hang around and instead blowing them out quickly. The Raptors' strong guard play will be able to take advantage of the lack of Kawhi Leonard's defense. While the Spurs have the advantage of home-court, Toronto will be up for the matchup and have a great shot at winning straight up.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +3