Pointspread favors Warriors in battle with Raptors

Toronto RaptorsGolden State Warriors
6-10December 03, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena10-8

The Warriors will hit the floor running against the visiting Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Warriors bring a 10-8 record (8-8-2 ATS) to the battle against the 6-10 Raptors, who are 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 8-10 so far and the Raptors go 9-7. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at Sportsbook opened the Warriors as -7.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 201 earlier at Sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Warriors and the No. 8-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Warriors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 112-98 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rudy Gay scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 112-98 to Denver at Air Canada Centre on Sunday).

In their last action, Golden State was a 115-113 Sportsbook on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento was victimized by Stephen Curry for 36 points as the Warriors defeated the Kings 115-113 in NBA action on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 102.89 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 8 at 97.38 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 47.17% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 42.01% per game.

Next up:
Toronto at Phoenix, Friday, December 6th
Golden State at Houston, Friday, December 6th
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