With the first-seeded in the West and defending champions Golden State Warriors (57-25) winning a thrilling game 5 on the road and cutting the lead down to 3-2 wins, the series moves once again back to Oakland for Game 6 of the NBA Finals, where they will be hosting the 2nd-seeded in the East Raptors (58-24), who lost the opportunity to be crowned champions at home and will be looking to bounce back and do so tonight.
Date/Time: 06-13-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -2.5
Golden State Warriors finished the regular season with a 57-25 record (35-46-1 ATS) and were placed first in the Western conference. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Raptors in game 5 with a 106-105 score. They are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 32.2 ppg, adding 4.9 boards and 4.5 dimes per game but he got injured again when he returned in game 5. He is followed by Stephen Curry with 28.5 ppg, adding 6.1 boards and 5.7 dimes per game.
Toronto Raptors finished the regular season with a 58-24 record (38-44 ATS) and were placed second in the Eastern Conference. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Warriors in game 5 with a 105-106 score. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 30.9 ppg, adding 4 dimes a team high 9.2 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 18.7 ppg and 7 boards per game.
Raptors lead the Warriors 5-2 wins so far this season having won all three games on the road. Warriors have a 36-15 home record, while the Raptors are 32-19 on the road. Warriors are better offensively, scoring 117 ppg to Raptors’ 112.6, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 106.7 ppg to Warriors’ 111.1. Warriors have a better accuracy both from the field (48.8% to 46.7%) and from behind the arc (38.3% to 36.1%). Raptors on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (12.9 to 13.9), while Warriors are better both in rebounding (45.6 to 44.6) and in assists made (29.2 to 24.8). Bookmakers give the Warriors a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds as they are fighting for their lives and will win at home one way or another.
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Game 6 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -2.5 (-110)
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