Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 1/1/2015
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Oracle Arena in Oakland
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The Toronto Raptors will be going up against the Golden State Warriors on Friday in a game that will feature two of the top five scoring offenses in the NBA. Last season, the Warriors and the Raptors split their two-game regular season series.
On Tuesday night, the Raptors had their two-game winning streak snapped when the Portland Trail Blazers beat them 102-97 in overtime on the road. The Raptors made just four of their 22 three-pointers in that loss and ended up with a low 40.4 field goal percentage.
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The Raptors are currently second in the league in scoring by averaging 108.1 points per game against their opponents. Point guard Kyle Lowry has stepped up and become his team's best player this season by averaging 20.7 points, 7.7 assists and nearly five rebounds per game.
The Warriors played about as well as they could have in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, pulling off a dominant 126-86 home win. They made an impressive 56.1 percent of their shots in that rout, including going 12-for-28 from three-point range.
Through 30 games, the Warriors have an impressive 25 wins and are the top team in assists with 26.1 per game. Point guard Stephen Curry has a very good 26.3 PER so far this season by scoring 22.8 points per game and dishing out 7.7 assists per game.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 19-13-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 19-13-0 against the Over/Under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State Warriors are 19-10-1 Against the Spread
Golden State Warriors are 13-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/30/14 F Landry Fields Concussion "?" Friday vs. Golden State
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors
12/19/14 C Andrew Bogut Knee out indefinitely
01/01/15 C Festus Ezeli Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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