Warriors vs Raptors: Durant, Leonard square off as Toronto hosts Golden State
Warriors vs Raptors NBA odds, spreads and predictions
When is it? Thursday November 29th
What time is tip off? 8:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Scotiabank Arena
Which channel is it on? TNT
Golden State visits the Toronto Raptors in a potential NBA Final preview.
The Golden State Warriors (15-7) came back from a 17-point halftime deficit to win their third straight game over the Orlando Magic 116-110.
Kevin Durant took charge with 49 points, nine assists and six rebounds leading Golden State in each category.
Klay Thompson was the only other Warrior to score in double figures, finishing with 29 points knocking down six of 12 three-point attempts.
Golden State received good news with Stephen Curry participating in full practice on Tuesday as he is set to make his return this weekend.
The Warriors have been a shell of themselves since Curry has been sidelined, going just 5-5 over that span and averaging (108.2 ppg).
The Toronto Raptors (18-4) picked up their sixth straight win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies 122-114.
Toronto had contributions from across the depth chart as each member of the starting rotation scored in double figures.
Kyle Lowry led the way for the Raptors knocking down five of eight shots from three-point range for 24 points.
Kawhi Leonard had his third consecutive double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, adding five assists, two steals and a block.
Toronto holds the best record in the NBA and has gotten that way by being a balanced team on both ends of the floor.
The Raptors rank third in points scored (117.0 ppg) and sixth in points allowed (108.1 ppg).
Warriors vs Raptors Spread
The Warriors are getting 8.5 points in this game.
Toronto is 9-2 at home which will play a huge factor in this matchup.
Golden State has only been able go as far as Durant and Thompson can take them and it'll take a lot for them to overcome the Raptors.
Leonard and Lowry should have big enough days to get Toronto the win.
Take the Warriors with the points.
Warriors vs Raptors Moneyline
Like Golden State to win on the road? Betting $30 wins $100.
Think the Raptors defend home court? Putting up $435 would win you $100.
Warriors vs Raptors Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 224.5 points.
Final score prediction: Golden State Warriors 109, Toronto Raptors 112
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Thompson called this game a potential NBA Finals preview and he may be right.
Both teams feature balanced offenses and defense which leaves small room for error on either side.
This matchup will be decided by who can get the most contributions from the bench.
The all stars on both side should have strong outings, but the difference will made by the role players such as Fred VanVleet and Jonas Valanciunas for Toronto as well as Shaun Livingston and Jonas Jerebko for Golden State.