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Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The Toronto Raptors host Golden State on Monday, looking to build on their 16-28 mark against the 26-17 Warriors in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors sport records of 16-28 and 23-20-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Warriors sit at 26-17 and 24-17-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-21 for the Raptors and 26-17 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Raptors and the No. 6-rated Warriors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-98 win for the Warriors on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.8 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.7 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.3 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Golden State lost its last outing, a 109-102 result against the Bucks on January 26. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. Stephen Curry went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee defeated Golden State, 109-102 at Bradley Center.
The Raptors were a 99-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors endured a 99-98 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Amir Johnson at Air Canada Centre.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Warriors at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games at home
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Golden State at Cleveland, Tuesday, January 29
Toronto at Atlanta, Wednesday, January 30