I was on the over last game and today I have the same theory. The Raptors are known for their D but they can run with the best of them and they don't get enough credit for that. If GS tries to keep the tempo up (which they tend to do almost all the time) I think the Raptors have no issue running and picking their spots for stops. Also, the warriors were a little off in game one and it still went over and I think they play better tonight and the raptors play up to their competition so I'll ride the over again tonight
Thompson is the X-factor because there have been times he looks like hes going to pop off for one of those unconscious shooting spurts, but that has yet to happen. The challenge for the Raptors will be realizing that duplicating Game 1 is not going to happen in certain areas. For example, Siakam is not going to hit 11 straight shots again. Gasol is not going to be left alone above the arc again. Golden State will make adjustments on D and finish its defensive rotations to challenge shots in game 2. It would not be surprising to see Cousins get more minutes because Golden State will not be trying to slow the pace of the game down as much as simply slowing Toronto to make the Raptors run half-court sets. There were more than a few baskets the Raptors made in Game 1 that Kerr can live with on the whole, but if Golden State reduces the number of Toronto transition points by even a third which would be 16 it will return to the Bay Area with a split and home-court advantage.
It was clearly shown in Game 1 that this series will be a high-scoring series, there were 227 points scored and Golden State didn't shoot the ball well in Game. 1. I predict we see both balanced offenses in attack mode tonight and the Warriors bounce back with a better effort on offense tonight. Keep in mind, this matchup favors the OVER, because the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Toronto between both teams. 213 just seems really low here tonight.
Kawhi didn't didn't play well in Game 1 but everyone else on the Raptors played out of their minds and I've never seen so many junk shots go in. The Raptors couldn't miss and Golden State looked sluggish on both ends of the floor. Golden State is still a heavy favorite to win this Series even after losing game 1, and that's for a reason...because they are the MUCH better team in this matchup. Hard to imagine the Dubs losing 2 in a row as this is a critical game. Warriors get their offense untracked tonight, give me the free bucket.
Covers community free betting prediction for Golden State Warriors (62% consensus). The Toronto Raptors own homecourt advantage in the NBA Finals, but it still came as a bit of a shock when they took Game 1 from the two-time defending champions. The Raptors were not among those surprised by their success and still think they can improve when they host the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 on Sunday... http://bit.ly/2B27bSW
Betting Prediction for Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors on June 02, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Golden State will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
All eyes of the basketball world will be fixed on Game 2 of the NBA Finals tonight when the Toronto Raptors try to take a 2-0 series lead vs the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors are riding a six-game home winning streak in the playoffs and can put the Warriors in a position they've never been in during the Steve Kerr era: down 0-2 in a playoff series.The Warriors opened as 1-point favorites but oddsmakers and bettors and have shifted the spread to the Raptors being favored by 2-points with a total of 215. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2QzQ8wH