At the onset of the NBA Finals the Toronto Raptors were considered by most to be cannon fodder. Golden State entered the championship round for the fifth consecutive season. Two straight titles and three in the last four years made quite the NBA betting online impression with gamblers. But like with all great dynasties the wear and tear of those long playoff runs is catching up with Golden State. As a matter of fact, Toronto has flipped the script. The Raptors are favored to win their first ever NBA title Monday night. And it’s not a fluke.
NBA Finals Game 5 Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
|Date and Time:||Monday, June 10, 2019|
|Location:||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Warriors vs. Raptors TV Coverage:||ABC|
NBA Finals Update
Should Toronto win game five they will become NBA champions. By contrast a Warriors win would send the series back to Golden State for game six Thursday. If necessary, a seventh and deciding game would be at Toronto on Sunday. Now Toronto has won and covered three of the first four games of this matchup. Three of the four games have gone over the total. Game four was a 105-92 Toronto win at Golden State.
On the whole Kawhi Leonard has the inside track for most valuable player of the playoffs. Toronto’s marquee man led all scorers in game four with 36 points. Additionally, Leonard added 12 rebounds. Kawhi is averaging 31.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in the playoffs. He has scored 30 points or more in the last three games of this series. Regardless of past reputation Leonard is staking his claim as one of the greatest playoff performers of all time. In game four he broke the will of Golden State. He’s been the world’s most dominant player.
Raptors Secret Sauce
Certainly, Toronto’s NBA betting online success begins with Leonard. But there is far more to the Raptors than their superstar leader. Forward Pascal Siakam is averaging 19 points and 7.1 rebounds per post season matchup. Concurrently Kyle Lowry is averaging 14.4 points per game. Most important of all Toronto head coach Nick Nurse has been a playoff maestro. Starting with the Raptors online wagering upset of Milwaukee has Nurse proven to be a master strategist. He has had answers for every move that Golden State coach Steve Kerr has made.
Warriors and Raptors Odds and Ends
Accordingly, Golden State has covered only two of their last six games at Toronto. None of those games stayed under the total. Along the same lines the Warriors have paid in only five of their last 12 away games. Toronto has gotten the money in 10 of their last 14 home tilts.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion is the biggest game in Raptors history. Home court will certainly be an NBA betting online advantage. Consistent with that is the doubtful status of Kevin Durant for game six. His absence leaves a major gap nobody has been able to fill. More emphatically Golden State has nobody to match Kawhi.
NBA Betting Online Picks
In this situation the Raptors are the call to win. Toronto should be celebrating well into the night!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Toronto Raptors
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Raptors 112, Warriors 99
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