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Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors

March 1, 2024

The Golden State Warriors get set to take on the Toronto Raptors Friday night inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. They tip it off at 7:30 pm.  Bookmaker has installed the Warriors as a slim - 2.5 point favorite. 

Golden State Warriors Betting Preview

The Warriors have had an interesting season and they have fallen on some hard times. The dynasty is officially dead and they might be in the midst of a tear down and then rebuild going forward. They are saddled with some aging stars and will have to deal with those contracts sooner rather than later. 

They are still led by the great Stephen Curry who still has the talent and ability to go off on any given night. He can still score with the best of them and he has had some huge games this season where he has had to carry the team. At 35 years-old, Curry is averaging close to 27 points per game and look for him to carry the bulk of the offense in this one.

Golden State is connecting on 54% from the floor, including a solid 39% from beyond the arc. Golden State has been known for years to be a team that connects from downtown, so do not be shocked if they try to get some open looks from beyond the arc. 

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Raptors are in the same boat as the Warriors and they have not had the type of season they envisioned when camp broke. They managed to win a quick three games before that little burst was stopped at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks the other night. 

They really have not done much this season and they are just playing out the string of games left on their schedule. They were sellers once the trade deadline hit and it became apparent they were not going to make the playoffs this season. 

RJ Barrett has been the main focus on the offensive side of the floor as he is averaging just over 20 points per game to go along with four assists and close to seven rebounds per night. He will look to get the ball up the floor quickly and attack the rim. The Warriors have had some issues on the defensive side of the floor, and the Raptors will try to take advantage of that. 

The Raptors connect on a solid 54% from the floor.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Raptors are 3-2 in their last five games and 4-1 in their last five games against the number and a solid 15-14 in their roadgames against the number too. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games and 11 out of their last 29 games at home. The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 17-8 in their road games against the line. The totals have gone over in just one out of their last five games and 18 out of their last 31 games at home. 

Pick: Golden State Warriors - 2.5