Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (43-18) at Golden State Warriors (14-48)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +10.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chase Center.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.4 points and 7.6 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Golden State Warriors need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 106 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.1 points and 3.8 assists while Eric Paschall is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Damion Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Marquese Chriss is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won four of their last six road games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
This is the first time these teams meet since the Raptors beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals, so Golden State should have revenge on its mind even if these rosters aren't the same. The Toronto Raptors are still a banged up team that's struggling offensively due to so many key players out. The Golden State Warriors have put together a couple of outright wins as double-digit underdogs, and there's a chance Steph Curry returns for this contest, providing a major boost to the lineup, even if he's on a minute restriction. I'll take a shot with the home dog in this contest.