The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors conflict in Sport 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday evening.
Thursday, Could 30 at 9:00 PM ET
*All odds and betting information courtesy of OddsShark and initially posted by Bookmaker
- Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors (-1 at -110)
- Over/Underneath: 213 at -110
Curry & Leonard Main the Method in Convention Finals
The Warriors just lately confirmed that Kevin Durant will miss Sport 1 whereas DeMarcus Cousins is listed as questionable. With out Durant, Stephen Curry should step up his play however that wasn’t an issue for him throughout the Western Convention Finals in opposition to the Path Blazers.
Curry put up 24.7 and 23.Eight factors per recreation within the first two rounds however as soon as Durant bought damage he needed to shoulder an enormous scoring load and performed like an MVP in opposition to the Path Blazers, averaging 36.5 factors, 8.Three rebounds and seven.Three assists on 47.1 % taking pictures and 42.5 % from past the arc.
Stephen Curry led the best way for the Warriors in Sport Four of the Western Convention Finals with a triple-double of 37 factors, 13 rebounds and 11 assists whereas making 7 of 16 3-pointers, changing into simply the fifth participant in NBA historical past to attain 30 factors in each recreation of a four-game sweep.
Draymond Inexperienced did all of it in Sport Four with a triple-double of 18 factors, 14 rebounds and 11 assists and Klay Thompson had 17 factors regardless of taking pictures simply 7-for-21.
Kawhi Leonard had a monster Sport 6 to shut out the Bucks with 27 factors, 17 rebounds and 7 assists and he’s averaging 31.2 factors, 8.Eight rebounds, 3.Eight assists and 1.6 steals in 38.7 minutes over 18 playoff video games, making 50.7 % of his pictures and 38.Eight % from 3-point vary.
Sports activities analytics and technique website Optimistic Residual detailed Kyle Lowry’s effort. Along with his 17 factors, Lowry’s eight assists included 4 on the rim and two on the proper nook. He had only one turnover whereas scoring his 17 factors on 11 true shot makes an attempt and he grabbed 5 rebounds.
Fred VanVleet was one other difference-maker for the Raptors with 14 factors on 5 of 6 taking pictures and Four of 5 from 3-point vary in 33 minutes off the bench.
Warriors vs. Raptors Traits and Prediction
The Golden State Warriors are:
- 7-18 ATS of their final 25 video games in opposition to Atlantic Division opponents
- 5-15 ATS of their final 20 Thursday video games
- 2-6 ATS of their final eight video games in opposition to Japanese Convention opponents
- 2-5-1 ATS within the final eight conferences
The Toronto Raptors are:
- 4-Zero ATS of their final 4 video games in opposition to a workforce with a successful share above .600
- 4-Zero ATS of their final 4 video games in opposition to a workforce with a successful straight up document
- 19-7-1 ATS of their final 27 house video games in opposition to a workforce with a highway successful share above .600
- 7-Three ATS of their final 10 video games following a straight up win
- 11-5 ATS of their final 16 video games when their opponent scores 100 factors or extra of their earlier recreation
- 34-16-2 ATS of their final 52 house video games in opposition to a workforce with a successful highway document
The Raptors must battle off fairly a little bit of fatigue to win Sport 1. Golden State is taking a really lengthy break for the reason that finish of the Western Convention Finals on Could 20 and so they can make the most of the drained legs of their opponents and get better house court docket benefit.
Toronto performed a seven-game collection in opposition to Philadelphia, adopted by six video games in opposition to Milwaukee and will probably be robust to get better from that after which face the Splash Brothers Thompson simply days later however I can’t wager in opposition to Kawhi Leonard proper now.
Choose: Raptors -1
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