NBA Finals Free Pick - Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors Game 5
This year’s NBA Finals head north of the border for Monday night’s Game 5 between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. Game time from Scotiabank Arena is set for 9 p.m. on ABC. The Raptors are three-point favorites at home and Elite-rated VietBet online sportsbook has set the total at 212 points.
Current NBA Betting Odds:
Toronto Raptors -3
Golden State Warriors 212
The Warriors find themselves on the verge of elimination in this best-of-seven tilt after losing a pair of games on their home court. Coming off a 1-1 split in their first trip north, they lost Game 3 by a score of 123-109 as three-point home favorites ahead of Friday’s 105-92 setback as five-point favorites on VietBet’s closing line. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in three of the first four games.
The absence of Kevin Durant in the lineup has taken it toll in this series following a four-game sweep against Portland in the finals of the Western Conference. He went down with a calf injury in Game 5 of the conference semifinals matchup against Houston and he is listed as questionable for Monday night after missing his last nine games. Stephen Curry scored 47 points in Game 3 as part of his 32.8-point average in this series, but it has not been enough to fill Durant’s void.
Toronto had suffered through a number of early exits in the postseason ahead of this year’s run. In 22 playoff games so far, the Raptors are 15-7 straight-up with a 13-9 record against the spread. They have gone 9-3 SU (8-4 ATS) in 12 previous home games while racking up series wins against Orlando, Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in seven of those 12 games.
Led by Kawhi Leonard’s team-high 31.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, Toronto is now just one win away from its first NBA title in franchise history. Pascal Siakam started this series with 32 points in Game 1 and he has averaged 19.0 points in 22 playoff games. Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors in assists with 6.5 a game. As a team, they are scoring 106.3 points per game without giving up more than 109 points in their last seven contests.
You have to stick with the hot hand on Monday night both SU and ATS regardless of what Golden State has accomplished in the past.
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