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Raptors Must Prove They Can Beat the NBA's Elite

The Toronto Raptors are currently on one of their toughest road trips of the season, and things won’t get any easier on Tuesday as they prepare to take on the mighty San Antonio Spurs. Sportsbooks opened the Spurs as 7-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 212.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
  • The Spurs are 7-0 SU in their last seven games at home.
  • The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games at home against teams with winning records.

San Antonio will play six of its next eight games at home and will have a healthy Kawhi Leonard back in the fold tonight. Leonard admitted being “weary” from all the medication he took while fighting an illness over the holidays and was limited in San Antonio’s 114-112 overtime setback to Atlanta on Sunday.

Toronto almost lost its third straight vs the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday before Kyle Lowry stepped up and delivered 20 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Dinos to a 123-114 triumph. Backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan delivered 31 points in the winning effort.

If the Raps want to seriously be viewed as championship contenders, they'll need to start beating the NBA's top tier of teams. Toronto is 0-5 SU against Golden State and Cleveland this year but has gone 23-5 SU against other clubs.

The OVER has been a profitable play when these teams have collided over the years. In the last 10 matchups between the Raptors and Spurs, the OVER is 8-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the San Antonio Spurs as -7-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 212.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 110-96 victory for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Antonio battles the Toronto Raptors, currently with a 23-10 mark (21-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 20-14 for the San Antonio Spurs and 22-11 for the Toronto Raptors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Toronto injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated San Antonio Spurs and the No. 3-rated Raptors in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toronto Raptors rank No. 23 in the league with 42.58 per game. That compares with San Antonio's No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA's No. 15-ranked team at 8.97 per game, while the Toronto Raptors rate No. 10 with 9.67 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Raptors got a 41-point performance from Kyle Lowry as Toronto handed Los Angeles a 123-114 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

San Antonio got 27 points from Lamarcus Aldridge en route to a 114-112 loss against Atlanta on Sunday at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Toronto's last 25 games
  • San Antonio is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • San Antonio is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Utah, Thursday, January 5th
San Antonio at Denver, Thursday, January 5th

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