Top teams from the opposite conferences meet at the Oracle Arena as the Toronto Raptors visit the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. This is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Raptors edged the Warriors in OT last month to draw first blood but the Warriors are looking to even the score.

Best Record In the NBA

Heading to Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Toronto Raptors were on a two game losing streak  and were losers in three out of their last four games. Despite that mini-funk, Toronto still has the best record in the league but they hope to get back to their winning ways  against the Clippers on Tuesday night

Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors with 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. However, Leonard missed the Raptors’ Tuesday game against the Clippers with a bruised right hip. No word yet on whether he will be available for this game. Serge Ibaka is the second leading scorer at 16.4 points per game while also contributing 7.3 rebounds and a team high 1.3 blocks per game.

The Raptors are a Top 10 team in several major statistical categories. Toronto is the 5th top scoring team in the league at 115.4 points per game scored. They also rank 9th in passing at 25.1 assists per game. On the other end of the court, the Raptors are tied for 6th in scoring defense at 107.8 points per game allowed.

What’re the Odds?

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors 12/12/18
Moneyline Odds: Raptors +240, Warriors -280
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/12/18


Clicking On All Cylinders

The Golden State Warriors are starting to click on all cylinders, thanks mainly to the return of their two time MVP Steph Curry who recently returned from the injury list. The Warriors lost their first game with Curry back but since then, they’ve won four in a row and Curry has been smoking for the Dubs, averaging over 30 points per game and making more than 6 three pointers per contest.

When we talk about the Golden State Warriors offense we look at the Splash Brothers and Kevin Durant. Curry leads the team in scoring at 30.1 points per game while Durant is close behind at 28.8 points per game. Splash brother Klay Thompson is the third 20 point scorer in the team at 22.7 points per game. The multi-faceted Draymond Green leads the champs in assists at 7.2 per game and in steals at 1.7 per game.

Golden State’’s 116.4 points per game is the 3rd highest team scoring average in the entire NBA. The Dubs also lead the league in assists with 27.9 per outing. Defensively, the Warriors allow 110.5 points per game, 16th overall in the team rankings. Their 45.5 rebounds per game is the 15 best average in the league.

Who Wins?

The Raptors and Warriors have played in 44 head to head matches. Golden State leads the all-time series 28-16 and have won eight out of their last nine meetings. However, the Raptors were victorious in the most recent one, winning a closely fought contest 131-128 in overtime.

Entering Tuesday’s games, the 2-3 SU in their last five games and Toronto is 10-3 SU on the road this season. The Warriors are 4-1 SU in their last five games and are 12-2 SU in 14 home games played so far this season. Head to head, the Warriors are 8-2 SU in their last 10 meetings and 10-0 SU in their last 10 meetings at the Oracle Arena.

The Warriors have dominated this matchup when playing at home. Over their last 10 games played in Golden State, the Dubs are 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS versus Toronto. The Warriors looked  fragile when Curry got hurt but now that he’s back, the Warriors are playing at a different level. Similarly, Curry has been red hot since his return. He’s averaging 31.4 points in the last five games and has scored at least 30 in three out of the last four games played. Chef Curry is also making an average 0f 6.5 three pointers per game in his last four games.

Betting Prediction

The Raptors are having a great season led by Kawhi but right now, Kyle Lowry is struggling to make his shot. Leonard sat out Tuesday’s game against the Clippers with a bruised right hip and he is questionable for this game. Toronto is also playing a second of a back to back so fatigue could be a factor. On the other side, Curry has been on fire and so are the Dubs. This game being played in Golden State is just icing on the cake. I think the Dubs have that OT loss in mind and it’s payback time.

We’re picking the Golden State Warriors to beat the Toronto Raptors on 12/12/18.

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Other Bets To Make

The Raptors are 12-15-1 ATS in 28 games played this season. Toronto is 6-6-1 ATS in their 13 road games played this season. Golden State is 13-15 ATS in 28 games played this season. The Dubs are 7-7 ATS in fifteen home games played this season. Head to head, the Raptors are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Dubs.

What’re the Odds?

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors 12/12/18
Spread Odds: Raptors +6.5 (-109), Warriors -6.5 (-109)
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/12/18


Betting Prediction

The Warriors are 4-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Raptors. However, the Dubs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Toronto when playing at the Oracle Arena. The Dubs have been impressive at home this season at 12-2 and while Toronto has also been great on the road this season at 10-3, the Warriors are 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS against the Raptors in their last 10 meetings at the Oracle Arena. With Curry back, things have stabilized in the Bay Area and the Warriors are dominant again.

Prediction: Warriors -6.5

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Entering Tuesday’s games, the total has gone over in 12 out of the 28 games played by Toronto. The under is 7-6 in the Raptors’ 13 road games played this season. On the other hand, the total has gone over in fifteen out of the 28 games played by the Dubs. The under is 8-6 in the 14 home games played by Golden State .

What’re the Odds?

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors 12/12/18
Over/Under Odds: Over 227.5 -109, Under 227.5 -109
Odds from getbets.eu as of 12/12/18


Betting Prediction

The Raptors are the 5th top scoring team in the league right now and the Warriors have gotten Steph Curry back. We know just how good an offensive machine the Dubs are with their two time MVP is on the floor. Toronto has a Top 20 defense but even with Kawhi, don’t see how they stop a juggernaut like the Warriors. As for Golden State, their defense is mediocre this season. The over is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games played in Golden State. These teams also combined for 259 points last month.

Prediction: Over 227.5

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