Raptors vs Warriors Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Golden State Warriors (17-18) vs Toronto Raptors (14-21)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Chase Center)

Betting Odds: Golden State Warriors -2.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 6 of their last 9 games. The Golden State Warriors look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors beat the Cavs and Grizzlies this week, while losing to the Kings. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and RJ Barrett is dishing 2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (68.3%) this season.
  • Pascal Siakam is one of only 13 qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.

Golden State Warriors Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors beat the Magic and Pistons this week, but have that ugly loss to the Nuggets. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 4.6 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 16.9 points and 2.2 assists. Jonathan Kuminga is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Wiggins is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (4.7) this season.
  • Klay Thompson ranks T6th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Warriors rank 3rd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.5).
  • The Warriors rank 28th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.5).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.3%).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw attempts per game this season (19.6).

Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors prediction

While it is a small sample size, the Toronto Raptors have looked like a better team since the additions of Quickley and Barrett. The Golden State Warriors are getting Draymond Green back, but they've been a mess overall, which includes that loss to the Nuggets and now rumblings that players aren't happy with their situations. We could see a blowup if the Warriors don't turn things around quickly. Because of all that, I'm grabbing the points with the Raptors.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +2.5

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