The Raptors have outscored the Dubs in 16 of 20 quarters in the series, but GSW's won two of those games with explosive scoring. How the Warriors respond to the emotional roller coaster theyve been on since Monday nobody knows. But its the last game at Oracle Arena and I think Golden State magically finds a way to get this series to a Game 7. I'm hoping this line goes to -2 before tip and will play Golden State. The total for tonights game is the lowest of the series, opening at 211, so I endorse a play on the over as well.50%
Player Props: Demarcus Cousins OVER 11 points (-120). Without KD I think Cousins will get a lot of looks tonight. ..especially if they keep running that Box-and-1 defense against Steph. Shrek hasn't don't anything offensively in this series and Demarcus and Iguodala only other offensive threats. I like Cousins to have a big game.
Hey guy's Exciting game tonight! Like i've said before GSW are nothing without kevin durant! Game 5 GSW won just because of those 11 points kevin durant made before he got injured! So yes tonight toronto finishes it! Toronto wins pick moneyline toronto to win. And over and under looks difficult but if you want to finish the job tonight at oracle arena you need points! So over 211!80%
I don't see a lot of value here tonight but my instincts say take the points in what should be a hard fight close game.
Toronto has dominated in the paint and without KD the the Splash Brothers will have to combine for 60 to win this game. These are two of the most offensively potent teams in the league and combination of Warriors outside shooting and Toronto scoring leads me to liking the OVER 211.5 here. Fun fact: the over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Golden State....Toronto and Over 211.5 (lightly).
Raptors are the better team overall but I think Golden State at home gets the win tonight in another close one. Raptors win in 7.
The Raptors let Game 5 slip through their hands, but I like them to win the championship tonight at Oracle Arena where they won the previous 2 games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. I just don't see Golden State shooting the rock like they did in game 5 to stave off elimination and Kawhi is a terminator that is in kill mode right now. Toronto should win but will grab the free 3 points just in case.50%
Player Prop Bets I like tonight: Steph Curry UNDER 31 points. Klay Thompson OVER 22 points. Draymond Green OVER 13 points. Raptors will continue to play lock down defense (box and 1 defense) on Curry so I don't expect him to have an easy night and this will open up Draymond and Klay to take more shots.
Kevin Durant playing has impacted the gambling world. From a Caesars Sportsbook oddsmaker: "Some of the player props are drifting down a little, game line hasn't moved much, but I expect it'll drift closer and closer to pick 'em if KD looks good in warm-ups." Get your Warriors bets locked in.
Conspiracy theory- the NBA has too much money to lose for this series to end in only 5 games. Whether it's the refereeing or the man behind the curtain, the Warriors will win tonight.
I expect the pace and intensity of this game to be amazing but the longer the duration of that intensity and pace the more it will favor the Raptors. If the Warriors are off how they use KD they will be flat down the stretch and this is over.
The big news to follow is the status of Kevin durant tonight. This is a must win (obviously, the seires is 3-1) for the warriors and I like them to step it up tonight. So with that being said I'm on the over because I think the tempo of this game isn't like anything we've seen this series because the warriors have their back on the wall. I want the Raptors to win so bad because i"m so sick of the warriors winning every year and I think we see it. If we don't, then we will see one of the best comebacks in the history of the finals and it's going to start with an intense game tonight that I expect to score well over 220 tonight.50%
KD could be the spark that lifts Golden State to a win but I think it brings a lot of questions and too many to overcome in the big picture. How affective will he be, How long will he be on the floor and will it disrupt the chemistry of the other guys. Most important to me is the long term effect it has on KD's body. They go out and win today how will he play in the next game without as much rest. I think it's over tonight but if not they are only delaying the inevitable.50%
Warriors' desperation will trump Toronto's hunger. Warriors +115 ML
Durant to win MVP now at 40:1 after he practiced yesterday. IF he plays well and Warriors somehow manage to win tonight, then they go back to Oracle for game 6 which almost insures a game 7. Sets the stage for KD to be the MVP. At 40:1 it's worth a $20 bet.
Give me Kawhi in Game 5. Toronto has been the better team, and they dont want to let this one get back to Oracle. Toronto has been waiting for this, and the time is now. Toronto will be world champions - cue the confetti!
The fact is the Warriors have struggled shooting the ball against this stingy Raptors defense, but with the return of Thompson (and the likely return of Durant tonight) we should see them get the much-needed boost. The Dubs are more than capable of still winning this series and I think it starts with a win tonight.
I don't suspect we see Durant tonight as it's been reported he still hasn't even been practicing with the team. The oddsmakers have given the Warriors too much credit the entire series and this just doesn't look like the Warriors team of old. The energy at Scotiabank Arena will be outrageous tonight and the Raptors defense will bring everything they've got and I predict we see the Klaw and Co. play a championship-caliber basketball game tonight that will be rewarded with the Larry OBrien trophy. I'm laying the bucket with Toronto and much like game 4 I think we see a defensive game, so the under 214 is worth a look.60%
GSW are nothing without kevin durant, I have a feeling toronto wins tonight again! And pick over 215!80%
Curry Over or Under 33.5 points? While Toronto won't be able to stop Curry (regardless of defensive schemes) they will make an all out effort to focus on slowing him down tonight and with Klay back in the starting lineup to share the offensive workload, I'm leaning UNDER 33.5 for Curry tonight.
This final series brings a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand I have had the Raptors and Warriors since the break but I wanted both teams healthy and great games. Now everyone will say "If" the Warriors were healthy they would have won. Winning three in a row is hard that's why only a few have accomplished it. Warriors are a great team but they were losing this year regardless. This series isn't over but the writing is on the wall.70%