On the whole there are the Golden State Warriors and then everyone else. With five straight appearances in the NBA Finals and three titles they are the Bet on NBA standard. Toronto confronted that reality in game two. The Raptors led that game at the half 59-54. But they suffered a kill of will when Golden State went in a 18-0 run to open the third quarter. If follows that was a reality check for the Raptors. Toronto did not cower after that game however. In fact, they stormed back for a 123-109 win at Golden State.
Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Friday, June 7, 2019, 9 p.m. ET
Location: ORACLE Arena, Golden State Warriors
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Raptors||+5½ (-110)||216½ (-110)||+185|
|Warriors||-5½ (-110)||216½ (-110)||-225|
Raptors vs. Warriors TV Coverage: ABC
NBA Finals Update
Now Toronto leads this best of seven series 2-1. Next will be game five at Toronto on Monday. If necessary, the Warriors would host game six. Toronto would get home court for the seventh and deciding game.
Impressive Resilience and Courage
Following their game two win at Toronto that was sparked by an 19-0 run was a cold comment by Warriors star Stephen Curry. He said that such situations are when “our DNA shows up.” While coming off as arrogant it was also true. Golden State has that championship DNA which Toronto lacks. Toronto overcame that and the intimidating venue of the ORACLE Arena to take control of the game. The decisive win is a statement in its own right. Certainly, defense was the formula in their getting to the Finals. And it was their catalyst in game three.
Injuries Mounting for Warriors
To win an NBA championship you have to be both lucky and good. And Toronto’s Bet on NBA luck is growing in this series. To show, Golden State injuries in game three left the door open for an upset. First superstar Kevin Durant remains out with a bad calf. Second, Klay Thompson was a late scratch for game three. Finally, Kevon Looney is pronounced out for the rest of the series. Toronto proved opportunistic in taking full advantage of the depleted Warriors lineup. Curry was all the Warriors had scoring 47 points. There was no secondary scoring support.
“Let it Rip”
Cause by something written on the Raptors white board before the game is their battle cry. “Let it Rip” may well go down in history as a theme for Toronto’s sportsbook success. Equally important was what Toronto’s Pascal Siakam said after the win. “We aren’t afraid of anyone.” Kawhi Leonard (30 Points) and Kyle Lowry (23 points) led the Raptors. Siakam added 18 points and nine rebounds.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the gambling public could be confused and frustrated. To begin with Golden State is not at 100 percent. Furthermore, Toronto is a far tougher Bet on NBA challenger than what was expected. Leonard is proving to be the difference maker the Raptors have always lacked. Betting value in this matchup remains with TO.
Raptors vs. Warriors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In sum the fearless Raptors have proven to be the better call.
Raptors vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Pick: Toronto Raptors
Raptors vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Raptors 116, Warriors 115
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