Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on NBA TV. It’s a rematch of the 2019 NBA Finals tonight at Chase Center as the Warriors take on the Raptors in the 2nd and final meeting of the regular season between the two teams. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are looking to complete the season sweep as they won the first meeting 126-110 played in mid-December in Toronto. Jordan Poole played a really solid game with 43 points, carrying the Warriors in that game without Stephen Curry. The sharpshooter is back in the line-up tonight though, he had 34 points in the win over Memphis the other day, but he also got ejected from the game after throwing out his mouthpiece in the crowd.
Everyone is expecting a response from Curry here, so the Raptors have to be really careful with how they guard him. Golden State is 18-6 SU at home this season, one of the best marks in the entire NBA. Interestingly enough they’ve failed to cover the spread in 5 straight home games, but in their last 9 played on a Friday they are 8-1 ATS.
Toronto has embarked on a 7-game west coast road trip and they’ve gotten off to a successful start with a convincing win at Sacramento, led by Pascal Siakam who scored 26 and had 11 rebounds. At 22-27 SU they rank just 12th in the East at the moment, so these upcoming 6 games are going to be a true test of character to see where exactly they are right now.
Another encouraging stat ahead of tonight’s game is Toronto’s 10-4 ATS record in their last 14 games vs Pacific Division teams. They come into tonight’s game in pretty solid shape injury wise, with their only notable absentee being Otto Porter Jr. who is out for the season with a foot injury. Over their last 10 games overall the Raptors have covered the spread 7 times.
I feel like a monster Curry game is coming pretty soon, it might be tonight as he will definitely be motivated after getting ejected in his last game. Back the Warriors to sweep the season series tonight.
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Predictions & Odds
Raptors road games at Chase Center have been fairly easy to predict as 12 of their last 16 visits have gone over the total. That scenario could be unfolding once again tonight as both teams have been trending in that direction lately. Toronto has gone over in 6 of 9 games overall, they are 13-9 on the O/U in road games this season. The over has also cashed in 11 of 15 Warriors games vs Eastern Conference opponents.
The last 5 of 7 games head-to-head have also gone over, regardless of where the game was played at. I’m actually surprised the projected total is 229.5 points here, with the 3 most recent meetings all cashing on the over. Count on Curry to deliver, but also the Raptors to respond here. Back the points with confidence.