Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors Free Prediction


It will be a clash between two sensational offenses when the Golden State Warriors (19-9) clash against the Toronto Raptors (22-7) at ORACLE Arena. Action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN.

Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors ATS Odds

In the Raptors’ last contest, they easily got past the Los Angeles Clippers, 123-99, despite being 5-point underdogs. The Warriors, on the other hand, topped the Minnesota Timberwolves,116-108, but failed to cover as 10-point favorites. The Toronto game finished 7.5 points under the projected point total of 229.5, while the Golden State game finished 5 points under the projected point total of 229.

The Raptors had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 6.5 (better than their season average of 12.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.594 (above their season average of 0.548). The Warriors, meanwhile, had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 29.8 (above their season average of 23.2), while the Timberwolves had a turnover percentage of 14.2 (above the 10.9 mark opponents have averaged against Golden State this season). Stephen Curry played a key role for Golden State with 38 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Toronto rallied around Serge Ibaka, who had 25 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors to a 131-128 victory. He produced 37 points and 8 rebounds. The two teams combined for 259 points, which was well over the projected point total of 223, and Toronto was unable to cover as a 10-point favorite. Toronto did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (22-24; 91.7 percent). Golden State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.2 vs. 19.4).

Raptors matchups have typically gone over the total (57.1 percent). Toronto comes into the game with records of 22-7 straight up (SU) and 13-15 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Warriors’ 28 games, 15 have finished over the O/U total. Moreover, Golden State owns records of 19-9 SU and 13-15 ATS.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the prolific offense of Golden State takes on the elite defense of Toronto. The Warriors rank first in offensive efficiency, while the Raptors are fifth in defensive efficiency.

Raptors vs. Warriors Free Pick

NBA Prediction: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Raptors average 8.241379310344827 steals per game, which ranks 12 in the league. The Warriors rank 18 in steals allowed per game (8.071428571428571).
  • Toronto ranks seventh in points in the paint per game (51.4) while Golden State ranks last (39.8).
  • The Raptors rank seventh in three pointers attempted per game (33.8) while the Warriors rank 23rd in three pointers allowed per game (33.6).
  • Toronto ranks 12th in second chance points per game (14.0) while Golden State ranks 27th (11.8).
  • Golden State ranks 2 in blocks per game (6.214285714285714) while Toronto ranks 12 (5.586206896551724).
  • The Warriors average 27.9 assists per game, which ranks first in the league. The Raptors rank 19th in assists allowed per game (24.1).
  • The Raptors rank 3 in fast break points per game (18.06896551724138) while the Warriors rank 18 in fast break points allowed per game (14.071428571428571).
  • Toronto averages 19.0 points off turnovers per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. Golden State ranks 23rd in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.5).
  • Toronto is 5-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Golden State is 3-0.
  • The Warriors are 19-5 when they reach 100 points, while the Raptors are 21-6.
  • Toronto is 7-6 ATS on the road, while Golden State is 7-7 ATS at home.
  • The Raptors have 7 unders and 6 overs in 13 road games.
  • Of the Warriors’ 14 home games, they have 8 unders and 6 overs.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Warriors are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Raptors are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Golden State has 3 unders and 2 overs, while Toronto has 5 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 116.0 points per game (0.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 106.0 points per game (4.5 below their season average).
  • The Raptors\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.2, down from 8.1 for the season.