Date/Time: 11-29-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Toronto Raptors -8
The best squad of the East faces the best in the West in this extremely interesting matchup, as the defending champions and tied for best in the West Golden State Warriors, are visiting the best in the East Toronto Raptors, with both teams having won their last three and six games respectively and want to continue on the winning ways.
Warriors are 15-7 so far in the league and are currently tied with the Clippers on top of the Western conference. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Orlando at home, 116-110. Raptors are 18-4 so far in the league and are sitting of the whole NBA. They have won their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Memphis on the road, 122-114.
Top Basketball BookmakersGolden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 29.5 ppg. He also adds 5 rebounds and and 6.1 assists per game but he is questionable for this game. Kevin Durant follows with 29.2 ppg, adding 6.1 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 7.8 per game, while Klay Thompson adds 22.9 ppg. Toronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 24.2 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 8.6 per game, while Serge Ibaka follows with 16.6 ppg, adding 7.7 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry adds 15.6 ppg and a team-best 10.2 assists per game.
In their two matchups last year, Golden State had a perfect 2-0 winning at home with a 117-112 score and on the road 125-127. Toronto are 9-2 at home so far, while Golden State are 4-5 on the road. Toronto have both a better offense with 117 ppg to Golden State’s 116 and a better defense, allowing 108.1 ppg to Golden State’s 110.6 ppg. Golden State have a better accuracy from behind the arc (38.5% to 35.1%), while both squads have almost the same accuracy from the field (49.4% to 49.3%). Golden State dish more assists (27.9 to 25.5), while Toronto grab more rebounds per game (46.5 to 45.7) and both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (14.4 to 14.5). Toronto have been extremely strong throughout the season and in full force tonight and it looks like they will get away with an easy home win by more than 8 points.
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Toronto Raptors -8 (-109)