At the beginning of the season the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors were favored for a three-peat. Balanced against that were plenty of preseason doubts about the Toronto Raptors. Toronto flopped as a huge NBA betting online playoff favorite last spring. As a result, significant changes were made on the court and on the bench. More emphatically the Raptors playoff disaster took away the luster of the best regular season in team history. So far, the Raptors have been strong. In the same way Golden State has been in championship form. Injuries to Stephen Curry are their biggest threat.
Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
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Toronto has an NBA betting online record of 21-6 straight up, 13-13 vs. the odds, and 16-11 over the total. Presently the Raptors are in bad form with just two payouts in their last seven games. Four of their last five have gone under the total. Increasingly the Raps have shown full court excellence. Toronto ranks fourth in the NBA for scoring and seventh for points allowed. Fashion the arrival of Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio. Leonard leads the Raptors with 25.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Golden State Warriors
Late on Golden State has seen an increase in sportsbook value with four payouts in their last five games. The Warriors are 18-9 straight up, 13-14 vs. the spread, and 15-12 over the total. In view of the strong record Golden State ranks third in the NBA for scoring but just 16th for points allowed. Stephen Currey leads the champs with 28.5 points per game. Additionally, Kevin Durant averages 26.9 points per outing.
Stats to Consider
Toronto has been a solid betting value recently as a road dog. For example, the Raptors have covered four of their last six getting points on the road. And 12 of their last 15 as away pups have gone over the total. Counter to that is Golden State’s good performance on the board as a home chalk. Consider that the Warriors have paid in seven of their last 11 laying points at ORACLE Arena. Four of their last six in that situation have cleared the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the Raptors have been the superior wagering value to the Warriors. To show Golden State has covered in just two of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Six of the last seven games between Toronto and Golden State have gone over the total. Extending the Raptors success is two payouts in their last three road games with the Warriors. Eight of the last nine in this series at Oakland have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
To begin with Toronto’s defense gives them the NBA betting online matchup advantage. Correspondingly it should keep them within the number throughout this game. Granted, Golden State has vast firepower but the Raptors have shown full court value most of the season.
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Picks
In sum the Raptors have shown proven situational value.
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Pick: Toronto Raptors
Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Raptors 109, Warriors 110
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