Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12-18-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2021 – The Golden State Warriors are still on top of the NBA and they will do whatever it takes to keep it that way. This team is heading North and flying to Canada to play the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario this coming Saturday, December 18. This will be a rematch of the 2019 NBA Finals and the game starts at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. TSN will have the television broadcast available to be viewed through an online live stream in NBA League Pass. The Toronto Raptors even with the home court advantage are seen as the underdog in NBA game odds against the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2021

When: December 18, 2021 7:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank, Arena, Toronto, Ontario
TV: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-111) 206.5 o (-111) -208
Toronto Raptors +5.5 (-111) 206.5 u (-111) +175
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Golden State Warriors Betting

The Golden State Warriors are starting to get into another winning streak as they won their last three games. They are half-a-game above the trailing Phoenix Suns with their record at 24-5. This team is on a tail-end of a back-to-back after winning against the Boston Celtics, 111-107. Steph Curry was the team’s top scorer with 30 points while also doing five rebounds, four assists and five three-pointers before fouling out. Not far behind was Andrew Wiggins providing the team with 287 points, six rebounds and two assists while Andre Igoudala had 12 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Players to watch: S. Curry PG 27 GP 27 GS 34.3 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.7 OR 4.8 DR 5.5 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.5 BLK 3.3 TO 1.9 PF 1.9 AST/TO 23.93 PER

A. Wiggins SF 28 GP 28 GS 30.9 MIN 18.4 PTS 1.2 OR 3.3 DR 4.5 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 1.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.09 PER

J. Poole SG 28 GP 28 GS 30.7 MIN 17.9 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 3.4 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.85 PER.

Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors are entering this game with a 13-15 record and they are currently placed 11th in the NBA Eastern Conference. They are just half a game behind the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics in the standings. The Raptors are coming off a tough overtime loss against the Brooklyn Nets, 129-131. In that match, Fred VanVleet led the scoring charge with 31 points along with nine assists. Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr each had 25 points to help in the scoring load while rookie Scottie Barnes had an all-around game with 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Players to Watch: O. Anunoby SF 15 GP 15 GS 37.3 MIN 20.1 PTS 1.6 OR 3.8 DR 5.4 REB 2.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 2.7 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.68 PER

F. VanVleet SG 27 GP 27 GS 38 MIN 19.8 PTS 0.7 OR 4.3 DR 5 REB 6.5 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3.1 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.54 PER

P. Siakam PF 17 GP 17 GS 34.5 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.9 OR 5.7 DR 7.6 REB 3.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 3.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.04 PER.

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Golden State Warriors

Golden State are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games.
Golden State are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Warriors are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Toronto.
Golden State are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State’s last 12 games on the road.
Golden State are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Warriors are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games this season.
Golden State are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Raptors are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Golden State.
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Toronto are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Golden State Warriors

Klay Thompson SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jordan Poole SG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
James Wiseman C Knee is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
OG Anunoby SF Hip is “?” Saturday vs Golden State
Khem Birch PF Knee is “?” Saturday vs Golden State
Precious Achiuwa PF Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Golden State
David Johnson SG Calf is OUT Saturday vs Golden State

Head-to-Head
Golden State Warriors Toronto Raptors
18-9-1 Against the Spread 13-15-0
7-20-2 Straight Up 15-13-0
112 Points per Game 106
100 Points Allowed per Game 105
47.08 Offensive FG% 43.77
75.61 Offensive FT% 77.01
36.54 Offensive 3PT% 34.25
42.21 Defensive FG% 45.35
74.76 Defensive FT% 79.42
32.25 Defensive 3PT% 35.49

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks

The Golden State Warriors are very tough to beat even on the road and that is why the Toronto Raptors are the riskier pick in this matchup as seen in the online sportsbook. Steph Curry is the frontrunner for MVP honors and he should have another hot-shooting night.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Warriors on the road is -208 while the Raptors are +175 if they pull of an upset win.

ATS: A very wide 5.5 points is between both teams across the spread with the Warriors taking the -5.5 while the Raptors are +5.5.

TOTALs: The total set for this matchup is 206.5 points with the Raptors going under and the Warriors are under.

Score Prediction: 109 – 108, Warriors