Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NBA

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Warriors money line +150
Warriors spread +3.5 (-110)
Raptors money line -160
Raptors spread -3.5 (-110)
Over / under 227.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Golden State Warriors Toronto Raptors
Record 14-13 19-7
Home / road record 2-11 12-3
Streak W1 L1
Points per game 117.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 116.00 107.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 48.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 14-12-1 11-15
 

Preview

The Golden State Warriors hit the road and will visit the Toronto Raptors at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and they tied 1-1 with each team taking the win at home.  

 

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors get here with a 14-13 record and are 2-11 on the road so far this season ranking 4th in the Pacific Division. Golden State is 5-4 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 16.0 turnovers per game.

Stephen Curry leads the team and is averaging 31.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.9 assists for the Warriors. Draymond Green leads the team in assists with 5.8 per game while Andrew Wiggings in grabbing 6.3 rebpunds per game for Golden State.

In their last 10 games the Warriors are 6-4, averaging 118.3 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors get here with a 9-7 record overall and are 3-6 on the road so far ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. In their last game, they beat the Miami Heat 112-114 at home. O.G. Anunoby scored a season-high 32 points and matched his season high with 10 rebounds. Fred VanVleet returned from illness to score 23 points.

Defensively, the team has been good as they are holding their opponents to 109 points per game.

O.G. Anunoby leads the team averaging 18.3 points while Scottie Barnes is leading in assists with 4.9 per game for Toronto.

In their last 10 games, the Raptors are 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 47.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Golden State are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.

Golden State are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Toronto.

Golden State are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games.

Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games against Golden State.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Warriors have been up and down this season and have struggled on the road losing 11 of their 13 games away from home. The Raptors have won 4 of their last 5 games and have been very dominant at home with a 12-3 record in Toronto. Both teams will be mostly healthy for this game expect for the Warriors who have Andrew Wiggings out and with the Warriors struggling to win games on the road I'll go with the Raptors.

PICK: Raptors -3.5 (-110)

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