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Spurs Have a Penchant for Going OVER in Canada

The San Antonio Spurs were dealt some brutal news on Wednesday when the team learned star small forward Kawhi Leonard would once again be out indefinitely with a quad injury, but the team isn’t letting that slow them down thanks to back-to-back victories heading into Friday’s road tilt with the Toronto Raptors.

Xbet opened the Raptors as 5.5-point home favorites with a total of 206.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 0-6 SU in their last six games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
  • The Spurs are 10-2-2 ATS in their last 14 games with one day off between games.
  • The Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games with one day off between games.

The Spurs improved to 25-12 SU without Leonard on the floor in Wednesday’s 100-95 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced Leonard didn’t re-injure himself, but nagging soreness made it uncomfortable for him to perform at the high level we’re used to seeing from the 26-year-old. Kyle Anderson is starting in place of Leonard and has averaged only 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32 starts this season.

Toronto avoided its first three-game losing streak of the campaign by topping the Detroit Pistons 96-91 on Wednesday, but the Raptors have had their hands full with the Spurs in recent years. The Raptors have dropped four straight to the Spurs, including a 101-97 loss in San Antonio on October 23.

While the Spurs’ dominance in this series is well known, the OVER is also a great bet when the teams meet in Canada. In the last seven matchups between the Spurs and Raptors at the Air Canada Centre, the OVER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the San Antonio Spurs listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 208 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 111-99 win for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the San Antonio Spurs have seen them go 30-16 and 22-20-4 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 30-13 and 24-19 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Raptors are 23-20, while the San Antonio Spurs are 18-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs San Antonio injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Raptors and the No. 15-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 111.95 PPG, against a San Antonio defense that ranks No. 1 at 97.87 PPG. The Raptors field-goal percentage has averaged 46.94% so far, more than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 45.76% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nets were burned for 34 points by LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday as the Spurs picked up a 100-95 win at Barclays Center.

Toronto earned a 96-91 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, getting 21 points from C.J. Miles at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio home to Indiana, Sunday, January 21
Toronto at Minnesota, Saturday, January 20

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