Warriors-Raptors Betting Guide: Should Toronto Really Be a 9-Point Favorite?


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Nov 29, 2018, 05:56 PM EST

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Betting odds: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors

  • Spread: Raptors -9
  • Over/Under: 223.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT

>> All odds as of 2 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets

In what could be a preview of the NBA Finals in June, the 15-7 Warriors will visit the 18-4 Raptors. There’s no Stephen Curry or Draymond Green, but we still have Kawhi Leonard vs. Kevin Durant.

Our analysts are here to break down the matchup.

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You can throw this one out of the title picture for the most part, given the absences of Curry and Green. However, this does provide a really interesting matchup to examine.

The Raptors, more than any other team, have a phalanx of defenders to throw at Durant. They Kawhi Leonard for starters, but if Leonard were to pick up foul trouble or if they needed more offense from him, they can slide OG Anunoby (who is probable for this game) or Pascal Siakam onto Durant.

How Durant does vs. this defense, in particular, is maybe the most intriguing component.

The Warriors are going to keep this one pretty vanilla. They don’t tip their hand against teams they expect to see down the road, and they think it’s possible they’ll be facing this team in June.