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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors
November 5, 2023
The Toronto Raptors will travel to San Antonio, Texas to face the rookie phenom, Victor Wembanyama, and the San Antonio Spurs at the Frost Bank Senter with the game scheduled to start at 3:30 PM ET and airing on Bally Sports Southwest.
Toronto enters this game with a record of 2-4 following a 99-114 loss on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers while failing to cover the 7.5-point spread as a road underdog on Thursday evening. Scottie Barnes led the team in scoring with 24 points. Jakob Poeltl led the team in rebounds with 9 rebounds. Dennis Schroder led the team in assists with 10 assists. Malachi Flynn led the team in steals with 2 steals. OG Anunoby, Jakob Poeltl, and Chris Boucher were tied for the team lead in blocks with 1 block apiece.
The Raptors are averaging 104.5 points per game while allowing an average of 106 points per game this season. Scottie Barnes leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 21.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. Dennis Schroder leads the team in assists with an average of 9.3 assists per game this season. Malachi Flynn leads the team in steals with an average of 1.33 steals per game on the year.
The San Antonio Spurs enter this game with a record of 3-2 following a 132-121 win on the road against the Phoenix Suns while covering the 10.5-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright on Thursday night. Victor Wembanyama led the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with 38 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Tre Jones led the team in assists with 10 assists. Keldon Johnson led the team in steals with 2 steals.
San Antonio is averaging 115 points per game while allowing an average of 121.2 points per game on the year. Victor Wemanyama leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 20.6 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game. Tre Jones leads the team in assists with an average of 6.2 assists per game this season. Zach Collins, Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, and Victor Wembanyama are tied for the team lead in steals with an average of 1.2 assists per game apiece on the year.
BookMaker has the Toronto Raptors listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday afternoon. Toronto has won seven of the last ten including the previous five meetings while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 3-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the San Antonio Spurs are 3-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 2-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.
The Raptors have dominated this series, winning seven of the last ten including the last five meetings. Toronto has also been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in the last five games in a row. As a result, I am laying the points with the Toronto Raptors when they travel to face the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Spooky Express Pick: Toronto Raptors -3
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