The Golden State Warriors look for the season sweep when they face the Toronto Raptors in NBA action on Friday. The Warriors (23-25) have struggled of late and have dropped five of their last six games, including a 116-109 decision at Miami on Thursday. Golden State's only win during that span was a 116-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors (18-30), who are 6-13 against Western Conference foes, have won three of the last four matchups against the Warriors. Stephen Curry (tailbone) has been ruled out for Golden State. Kyle Lowry (foot) remains out for the Raptors.
The game from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Toronto is a four-point favorites in the latest Warriors vs. Raptors odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 221.5. Before making any Raptors vs. Warriors picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Warriors vs. Raptors spread: Raptors -4
- Warriors vs. Raptors over-under: 221.5 points
- Warriors vs. Raptors money line: Warriors +165, Raptors -185
- GS: The Warriors are 9-16 against the spread on the road this season
- TOR: Will play 11 of 15 games at Tampa in April
Why the Raptors can cover
Toronto has six players averaging in double figures, including guard Gary Trent Jr. He scored a career-high 31 points, grabbed two rebounds and had two steals on Wednesday at Oklahoma City. He is averaging 17.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 35.2 minutes in 27 games as a starter, including 23 with Portland. He ranks 12th in the NBA with 131 3-point field goals this season, making five or more threes six times.
Forward OG Anunoby recorded his third double-double of the season with 20 points and a season-high-tying 11 rebounds on Wednesday. He has scored 10 or more points in a career-high 22 straight games he's played in, averaging 15.8 points during that stretch. He averaged 18.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.9 minutes in seven games in March. For the season, Anunoby is averaging 14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
Why the Warriors can cover
Despite that, Toronto isn't a lock to cover the Warriors vs. Raptors spread. Golden State will certainly miss Curry's offensive prowess, but forward Andrew Wiggins is also a big part of Golden State's offense. He scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds on Thursday, and is averaging 18.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.
Since the all-star break, Wiggins is averaging 22.5 points. He has scored 20 or more points in six of the last seven games, including in each of the last four, and is averaging 24.7 points and 6.7 rebounds during that stretch. He is the only Warriors player to see action in every game this year, starting all 48 games.
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