Date/Time: 06-05-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -5.5
In the third game of the 2019 NBA Finals, the 2nd in the Eastern Conference Toronto Raptors, are now visiting the team that held the best record in the Western Conference and defending champions Golden State Warriors. Both teams have won once game apiece in Toronto with the Warriors tying the series in the second game by utilizing a huge third quarter run.
Raptors had a 58-24 record (38-44 against the spread) in the regular season and finished 2nd in the East. In their latest matchup they saw a 5-game victory streak end with a home defeat by Golden State in the second game of the series, 104-109. Warriors had a 57-25 record (35-46-1 against the spread) in the regular season and finished on top of the West. They are 7-1 in their last 8 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Toronto on the road in the second game of the series, 109-104.
Top Basketball BookmakersToronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 30.9 ppg. He also adds 3.8 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 9 per game, while Pascal Siakam follows with 19 ppg, adding 7.1 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry adds 14.2 ppg, 5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 34.2 ppg. He also adds 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game but he is questionable for tonight. Stephen Curry follows with 27.4 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, while Klay Thompson adds 19.5 ppg and 4 rebounds per game.
In their four previous meetings earlier this season Toronto lead Golden State 3-1 wins and have won the previous game in Golden State by 20 points. Golden State are 36-13 at home, while Toronto are 30-19 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 117.4 ppg to Toronto’s 112.7, while Toronto have a better defense, allowing 106.8 ppg to Golden State’s 111.1. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (48.9% to 46.7%) and from behind the arc (38.3% to 36.2%). Toronto on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (13 to 13.9), while Golden State dish more assists (29.3 to 24.8) and grab more rebounds per game (45.8 to 44.7). Golden State are the absolute favorite at home and expect them to get away with a win by more than 6 points today.
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Game 3 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-110)