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Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The Warriors will try to cover the spread at Oracle Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.
The Warriors sport records of 33-27 and 30-28-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 23-37 and 30-29-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-22-1 for the Warriors and 29-31 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Warriors and the No. 24-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-98 result in favor of the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 8-ranked offense (100.9 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.9 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 102.7 points per game when playing on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 122-114 result against the Bucks on March 2. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 236 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto got 21 points from Alan Anderson but lost anyway 122-114 against the Bucks on Saturday at Bradley Center.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 104-97 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Stephen Curry was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 3 rebounds but Philadelphia still won, 104-97, over Golden State on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Raptors at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto at Phoenix, Wednesday, March 6
Golden State home to Sacramento, Wednesday, March 6