Raptors vs. Warriors Pick
Is the total set too high when the Toronto Raptors battle the host Golden State Warriors Wednesday night at 10:30PM EST?
The Warriors are a 12-point favorite on the spread according to oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv. The over-under is set at 229.
Toronto comes in with a 2-1 record after a 101-97 loss at San Antonio Monday night. Golden State is 2-2 following a 133-103 victory at Dallas. The Warriors won both meetings last year straight up, while they were 1-0-1 ATS. The total went over in both contests.
The Raptors were led Monday by Demar DeRozan as he recorded 28 points and four assists. Serge Ibaka had 13 points and four rebounds. CJ Miles scored 13 off the bench. Toronto was outscored 26-23 in the fourth quarter of the close game.
In the Warriors' win, Steph Curry accounted for 29 points and eight assists. Kevin Durant had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Klay Thompson put in 21 points. Golden State blew much of a 40-24 lead after the first quarter by halftime, but then proceeded to outscore Dallas 68-41 after halftime.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings and 8-0 in the last eight meetings in Golden State. Toronto is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 meetings with Golden State.
These two teams seem to love to play as fast as possible when they meet and it usually goes in favor of GSW. DeRozan's status is in question for this one as he battles a thigh contusion so keep an eye on if he is playing. The Warriors brought out their top-notch offense in style at Dallas and expect it again, while the Raptors are going to score their fair share of points too. Take the over here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: RAPTORS/WARRIORS OVER 229