Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 12/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena is the location where the Toronto Raptors will play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
The Warriors took the court against the Pacers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-119 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Warriors finished with 20 and the Pacers accumulated 25 fouls. They knocked down 16 out of their 39 tries from beyond the arc. Indiana ended up going 84.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of their 25 shots. In addition, Indiana pulled down 34 boards (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana dished out 30 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. With regard to defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 50.6% from the floor on 44 out of 87 shooting. They also doled out 27 assists in this contest in addition to creating 17 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 25 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 86.2%. Golden State walked away from the contest having earned a 46.5% FG percentage (40 out of 86) and knocked down 14 of their 33 three-point attempts.
Stephen Curry is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He scored 38 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and also collected 7 rebounds. Curry finished 57.9% from the field and totaled 7 assists.
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Golden State will enter this game with a record of 14-15 on the year. They currently have an average of 117.4 pts per contest (4th in the league) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 37.8% on 3-pointers (474 of 1,254) and 79.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 43.0 boards per contest and has 850 assists this year, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 17.0 times per game and as a group are committing 22.4 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 732 conceded for the campaign. The Warriors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (1,211 of 2,598) and they concede 44.0 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 35.0% on shots from downtown and they are 26th in the league in points per game allowed (116.8).
In their last game, the Raptors took a loss by a final score of 124-123 when they faced the Kings. The Raptors snagged 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Kings committed 16 fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 23 of those for a percentage of 85.2%. When talking about 3-pointers, Toronto converted 6 out of 21 attempts (28.6%). In all, the Raptors ended up shooting 47 for 94 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Raptors allowed the Kings to make 45 of 93 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.4% in this matchup. They went 37.0% from distance via 17 of 46 and ended up shooting 17 out of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). In relation to rebounds, Toronto allowed Sacramento to collect 50 in total (13 offensive).
Fred VanVleet pitched in for the Raptors for the game. VanVleet scored 39 points in his 38 mins of playing time and totaled 5 dimes for the game. He knocked down 13 of 25 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.0%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 13-15 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Raptors are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which ranks 26th in the league. Toronto has accumulated 3,117 points on the campaign (111.3 per contest) and they grab 43.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 23.0 times per game (25th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Raptors are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls per contest and they go 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Raptors defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 110.5. They are forcing 17.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (27th in basketball). The Toronto defense gives up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (338 of 956) and opponents are converting on 80.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 26.0 dimes and 42.3 rebounds every game, ranking them 22nd and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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