San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors 1/12/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors 1/12/2020 – The San Antonio Spurs have been on an up and down roller coaster ride for this season and they are going to travel to Canada at the Scotiabank Arena to battle the defending champions, Toronto Raptors. This game will be televised by SN1 at 6 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will cover the live stream for their subscribers while SofaScore is another online option. In this match, the Raptors have proven to be tough at home and they are given the slight edge over the Spurs by NBA Betting Lines Explained.
San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors 1/12/2020
San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors 1/12/2020 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs have DeMar DeRozan leading this pack but he has been underwhelming compared to the player who he was traded to. He comes back once again to Toronto where his career has begun. This season, LaMarcus Aldridge has been the new Tim Duncan for Popovich’s system but he has not stepped up big time into the role. Dejuonte Murray and Brian Forbes have manned the wings for the Spurs and has been inconsistent recently. Against the Raptors, they need their outside shooting to kick in so they can free up Aldridge to operate and open up lanes to DeRozan to come in.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SG 37 GP 37 GS 33.9 MIN 22.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.7 DR 5.3 REB 5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.8 PF 2 AST/TO 21.25 PER
L. Aldridge C 35 GP 35 GS 33 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.1 OR 5.7 DR 7.7 REB 2.5 AST 0.5 STL 1.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.34 PER
B. Forbes SG 37 GP 36 GS 26 MIN 11.6 PTS 0.2 OR 2.2 DR 2.4 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 0.9 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.38 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors may have lost Kawhi Leonard this season but the championship culture remained and it is evident to its players. They have been hampered with injuries to Paskal Siakam and Marc Gasol but they held their own with the leadership of Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. So far, the Raptors are on the Eastern Conference playoff picture and it is no easy task to battle them at home in front of their very active NBA crowd. To add up to the injuries, VanVleet is going to miss some time due to a hamstring injury. Against the Spurs, they will go where Lowry goes but he will get help and it has been Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and OG Anunoby has been stepping up for them.
Players to Watch: K. Lowry PG 27 GP 27 GS 38.4 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 7.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 2.5 AST/TO 17.53 PER
S. Ibaka PF 28 GP 11 GS 26.3 MIN 14.9 PTS 2.3 OR 6.1 DR 8.4 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.6 PF 0.6 AST/TO 17.43 PER
N. Powell SG 27 GP 16 GS 28.9 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 1.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.1 AST/TO 15.37 PER.
San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors 1/12/2020 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Toronto are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is upgraded to “?” Sunday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
These are teams with fixed winning cultures with underwhelming rosters. Still, the home team Toronto Raptors have the slight upper hand over the San Antonio Spurs according to Sports Gambling. The Spurs need to keep Kyle Lowry busy by having their guards work on both ends on the floor.
Moneyline: The Spurs are given the ML of +135 if they win in Canada over the Raptors. On the other side, Toronto is +135.
ATS: Only 3 points separate both teams across the spread with Toronto at -3 while the Spurs are on the short end with +3.
TOTALs: The total handed to this match is 220.5 with the Spurs going over and the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 109 Raptors