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Raptors-Spurs Betting Guide: Will Toronto Cover in Kawhi’s San Antonio Return?

Jan 03, 2019 3:50 PM EST
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Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard

Betting odds: Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs

  • Spread: Spurs -1.5
  • Over/Under: 216.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT

>> All odds as of 3:30 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets


Kawhi Leonard’s tenure in San Antonio … well, it ended with some drama. He’ll return to his old arena for the first time since being traded, and his Raptors are currently 1.5-point road dogs. How should we handicap this situation? Our analysts discuss.


Betting Trends to Know

The Spurs last played on New Year’s Eve at home against the Celtics, beating Boston 120-111. In 2018, teams that are on extended rest at home have dominated, going 73-54-2 ATS (57.5%), profiting bettors 15.7 units.

In this spot, the Spurs are 5-0 straight-up and against-the-spread this season, covering by 8.1 PPG. San Antonio is one of two teams (Detroit is the other) undefeated ATS at home on extended rest this season. — Evan Abrams

The Spurs opened as 1.5-point favorites at home against the Raptors. Since 2005, San Antonio is 31-15-1 (67%) ATS when listed as a small favorite (less than three points) or an underdog at home in the regular season. In all other home games, they’ve gone 268-241-15 (53%) ATS. — John Ewing