Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+3)
The Toronto Raptors (2-6) go to Chase Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (5-4). Toronto opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The total opens at 232.
The Toronto Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Sacramento Kings and took home the win by a score of 144-123 in their last game. Toronto finished having earned a 58.2% FG percentage (53 of 91) and buried 20 out of their 39 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Raptors converted 18 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 44 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 dimes for the matchup while earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 56.8% from the field on 46 of 81 shooting. Sacramento recorded 36 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Moreover, the Kings pulled down 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Sacramento finished the contest at 57.1% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 28 shots. They converted 15 of 34 tries from distance.
Fred VanVleet is someone who had an impact for this game. He accumulated 34 points on 13 of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:14 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. VanVleet shot 59.1% from the field and also distributed 7 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Raptors was Chris Boucher. He pulled down 10 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 75.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-12 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, Boucher played for 29:12 minutes.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-6 for the year. The Raptors are connecting on 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (124 of 343) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.9 points per game (16th in basketball) while connecting on 44.3% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 23.6 fouls per game. As a team, Toronto is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 189 assists this season, which is 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 38.4% on 3-pointers and they are 20th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.4). The Raptors defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.1% (136 of 161) and they relinquish 46.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 14th in the league in giving up assists with 219 conceded on the campaign.
When they last played, the Golden State Warriors walked away with a victory by a final of 115-105 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors earned 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They also turned away 3 shots while getting 13 steals in the game. The Clippers had 16 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Golden State converted 20 out of 41 tries (48.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors finished 40 out of 82 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8%. The Warriors allowed the Clippers to convert 40 of their 83 tries from the floor which had them at 48.2% in this game. They finished the game shooting 45.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 out of 31 and ended up going 11 of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Golden State allowed Los Angeles to grab 37 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry ended up being important for the Warriors in this matchup. He made 13 of 24 in the matchup for a rate of 54.2%, which had him sitting at 38 points. Curry snagged 2 rebounds in his 36:16 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 11 dimes for this contest. An additional guy who came through for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He notched 16 points in his 28:03 mins played via 5 of 10 shooting for the contest. Wiggins walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 5-4 this season. The Warriors are committing 24.1 fouls every game and they connect on 80.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.3 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.4 times per contest. Golden State has scored 1,031 pts so far this season (114.6 per game) and they grab 43.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Warriors are shooting 44.6% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. The Warriors defensively are ranked 25th in the league in points allowed per game with 117.9. They are forcing 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (10th in basketball). The Golden State defense gives up 40.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (134 of 333) and their opposition knocks down 78.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 22.0 dimes and 49.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 5th and 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-3) and under 232 points
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