At the onset of any game or series they take part in Golden State draws action. Vast amounts of betting money flow to the Warriors any time they are on the board. As a three-time NBA champion in the last four years its understandable. In fact, the Warriors are in their fifth consecutive betting on NBA Finals appearance. Game one of the NBA Finals at Toronto was a stark reality check for the champs and gamblers. Toronto paid out in a 118-109 win to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
NBA Finals Game 2 Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
Date and Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Warriors||+2 (-110)||215 (-110)||+112|
|Raptors||-2 (-110)||215 (-110)||-132|
Warriors vs. Raptors TV Coverage: ABC
2019 NBA Finals Update
Following their impressive betting on NBA Finals win Toronto leads this best of seven series 1-0. Games three and four will be at Golden State next Wednesday and Friday. If necessary, Toronto will host game six. Concurrently the Warriors will host game six. Scotiabank Arena would host game seven.
Owing to the surprise sports betting result in game one much of the gambling public could overreact. Toronto’s home court advantage translated well on television. And its highly impressive. Raptors fans blew the lid off Scotiabank Arena in game one. The team fed off that. But Golden State has won three titles in the last four years for a reason. They are not easily rattled and have had to come back off losses before.
Raptors Defense Delivers Again
Last series against Milwaukee the Raptors stormed back from an 0-2 deficit to win four straight games. Defense was a major reason as to why. Certainly, it was defense that made the difference against the Warriors. Stephen Curry did get his 34 points for Golden State. But the secondary scoring of the Warriors was held in check. Golden State shot only 43.6% from the floor compared to 50.6% for Toronto. Meanwhile the Raptors got a team performance on offense. Pascal Siakam led the Raps with 32 points. Kawhi Leonard managed 23 points despite being keyed on.
Golden State and Toronto vs. Odds
Late on the Warriors have covered only two of their last six away playoff games. Six of their last seven in that role have gone over the total. Contrarily the Raptors have been fueled by their raucous fans. Toronto has paid in eight of their last 10 home court post season games. Three of their last four in that situation have gone over the total. Overall Golden State continues to struggle at Toronto. To illuminate the Warriors have covered just three of their last nine games at Scotiabank Arena. The last five of those games cleared the total.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion we have a Toronto team committed to hard defense at home. In the same way Golden State now knows they are in a tough spot for betting on NBA Finals. Toronto showed in game one that they are more than Kawhi Leonard. As mentioned earlier home court is a matchup advantage.
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In sum the Raptors defense with home court is a winning combination.
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Pick: Toronto Raptors
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Raptors 109, Warriors 101
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