The final game on the NBA slate for Sunday January 10th is the Toronto Raptors on the road at the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors, who are playing their home games in Tampa this season have gotten off to a slow start this season.
Toronto is 2-6, which is 13th in the Eastern Conference. Golden State has battled back following a slow start, and sit with a 5-4 record. The Warriors are currently 6th in the Western Conference. MyBookie lists the Raptors at -3 over the Warriors in this game on Sunday Night.
Warriors Looking for Back to Back Wins
The Golden State Warriors came away with an impressive come from behind win in their last affair. The Warriors saw Steph Curry pour in 38 points in the win, and also dish out 11 assists. On the season. the star guard is scoring more than 30 per game. The Warriors have five guys in double digits in scoring, with Andrew Wiggins second on the team with 17.6 per game.
Golden State ranks as the 2nd highest offensive pace in the league, with 105.4 per game. When push comes to shove, the Warriors are one of the best closing teams in the league. THe Warriors are making over 80% of their free throws attempted on the season.
The Warriors are in the middle of a 7 game home stand. Following this game, the Pacers come to town on Tuesday, before they head out on the road for three games.
Raptors Looking to Build
The Toronto Raptors won just 1 out of their first 7 games of the season, but are looking to build after a big road win Friday night in Sacramento. The Raptors scored a season high 144 points in the win. Pascal Siakam led the team with 17 points, and also added 12 assists in the win.
Fred VanVleet is the leading scorer for Toronto, with more than 22 per game. The Raptors have six guys scoring double digits per game, with Norman Powell just going over, at 10.8 per game. Toronto is making over 15 three point shots per game, and also rank in the Top 8 in steals per game with 8.8 per game. The Raptors will need to get their defensive shoes out for this game. In their latest three game losing streak, the Raptors allowed opponents 123 points per game.
Pick and Prediction
Once again, MyBookie lists this game at Toronto Raptors -3, with a total of 233.5. It’s tough to guard Steph Curry. Sure, the Raptors have made their money in recent seasons off playing defense. This is going to be a tough task. Look for Curry to have his way with the Raptors defenders and push ahead to a Warriors win. Golden State remains tough at home!
Betting the Warriors at home against a road worn down Raptors team seems to be the way to go.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Golden State Warriors -3