The Toronto Raptors travel West as they take on the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena for Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

Basketball Warriors Respond

After falling to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1, the defending champions Golden State Warriors roared to a Game 2 win and get a split in Toronto. Now the Dubs are going home to the Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4 where they hope to grab the upper hand in the 2019 NBA Finals.

Stephen Curry’s string of seven 30-point games ended in Game 2 and the Dubs’ two-time MVP struggled to shoot in the game. Curry went 6-17 from the floor and 3-10 from the line but scored 23 points and the Warriors still won. Klay Thompson had 25 points to lead Golden State but left the game due to a hamstring injury. Thompson is scheduled for an MRI but he has stated that he expects to play in Game 3

Golden State’s bench showed up for Game 3. DeMarcus Cousins scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and issued 6 assists in 28 minutes of action. Quinn Cook had 9 points while the rarely used Andrew Bogut scored six points in seven minutes of action for the Dubs.

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Basketball Raptors Unable To Recover

After a sweet shooting Game 1, the Raptors opened Game 2 with the same kind of fire. Toronto built a double-digit lead early in the game and appeared like they were going to run over the Dubs. But Golden State opened the third quarter on a tear and the Raptors were never able to recover.

Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors again with 34 points but he shot just 8-20 from the floor. Pascal Siakam shot just 5-18 for 12 points while Marc Gasol, who scored 20 in Game 1, only managed to score six points on just seven shot attempts. Danny Green also shot 3-7 for only 8 points while Fred VanVleet was 2-8 from behind the arc for the Raptors.

Toronto only had 17 assists on their 35 shots while the Warriors rarely played one on one ball with a total of 34 assists in 38 shot attempts made. Toronto also shot just 37.2% from the floor and 28.9% from behind the three-point area.

Basketball Who Wins?

Toronto is 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played. The Raptors are 1-3 SU in their last three games played on the road. Golden State is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played. The Warriors are 3-0 SU in their last three home games played. Head to head, the Warriors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 meetings against the Raptors. The Dubs are also 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against the Raptors at the Oracle Arena.

Pascal Siakam was Toronto’s hero in Game 1 with 34 points but with Draymond Green defending him in Game 2, Spicy P shot just 5-18 from the floor and scored just 12 points. For Toronto to win, Siakam must provide the consistent back-up points to Kawhi Leonard, just in case the likes of Marc Gasol and Danny Green don’t show up.

As for the Warriors, look for the Dubs to keep going to Steph Curry in Game 3. With the Dubs’ winning Game 2, it’s not expected that Kevin Durant will be returning to play in the next game. Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green combined for 65 points in Game 2. If they continue with that consistency and the bench will come out to play in Game 3, I think Drake is going to be quieter in this game.

The Warriors bounced back from a Game 1 loss and showed up with a massive Game 2 win. Now it’s time for the Raptors to show what stuff they are made of. Given the Warriors’ momentum though and the fact that they are going home for Game 3, I think that the champs are going to take over the series. I’m picking the Golden State Warriors to beat the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

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Basketball Other Bets To Make

The Raptors are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games played. Toronto is 1-3 ATS in their last four games played on the road. The Warriors are 4-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games played. Golden State is 1-2 ATS in their last three games played at home. Head to head, the Raptors are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Warriors.

What are the Spread Odds?


+6 (-108)


-6 (-112)

Odds from Betonline as of 6/04/19

Toronto is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Pacific Division teams. Golden State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against Eastern Conference teams and 1-4 ATS in their last four games against Atlantic Division teams. The Dubs may be 6-2 SU at the Oracle Arena this postseason but they have covered just half of those games and had two outright losses to the Clippers at home. On the other hand, the Raptors are 4-4 SU on the road this postseason and are 3-5 ATS in those 8 games. However, the most glaring numbers are that the Raptors are just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games at the Oracle Arena. Given how the Warriors dominated Toronto before Klay Thompson left Game 2 for good and knowing that Thompson says he doesn’t think he’ll miss Game 3, I’ll have to go with the champs here. Prediction: Warriors -6 but if Klay Thompson doesn’t play, do note that the Dubs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games without the sharpshooting guard. You might want to go Raptors +6 if Klay misses this game,

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The over is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games played by the Raptors. The over is 25-23 in the Raptors’ 48 road games played this season. The total has gone over in six out of the last 10 games played by the Warriors. Golden State has seen the total go under in 29 out of their 49 home games played this season. Head to head, the over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

What are the Totals Odds?


O 212.5 -110


U 212.5 -110

Odds from Betonline as of 6/04/19

The over is 7-2 in the Warriors’ last nine Wednesday games. The over is 8-4 in the Warriors’ last dozen games as basketball betting favorites and 12-7 in their 19 games this postseason. These teams have averaged for 231.2 points in their last 10 meetings. There were some concerns on how the Warriors would score without Klay Thompson but with Klay himself saying that he isn’t going to miss Game 3, I think this game is definitely going over the 212.5 total. Prediction: Over 212.5 but Thompson is scheduled for an MRI and if for some freak reason his is a no-go here, it’s worth noting that the under is 9-0 in the Warriors’ last nine games without him. So if Thompson doesn’t play for some reason, go under.

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