Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors Betting Pick

The previous three NBA Champions will meet up for a showdown in California on Thursday night, March 5th. The Golden State Warriors will host the Toronto Raptors in a game that will likely have more hype than competitive play. Toronto remains one of the top teams in the NBA this season, while the Golden State Warriors enter the week with the worst record in the NBA.

The Raptors are trying to hold on to the second spot in the Eastern Conference, which would give them a great chance to make the NBA Finals again. Toronto comes into this week with a record of 42-18, and hold a slight lead in the Atlantic Division. Golden State enters the week with just 13 victories, and they are easily the worst team in the league. The Warriors will likely earn the number one overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Still No Curry For Warriors

The Golden State Warriors were hoping to have Stephen Curry back in the fold by now, but that just hasn't happened. Golden State is clearly missing the former MVP, and his absence has been felt on both sides of the court. The Warriors are one of the lowest scoring teams in the NBA this season, scoring just 105.9 points per game. Golden State hasn't been much better on defense, allowing 115.0 points per game.

Andrew Wiggins has been playing well for the Warriors since coming over via trade. Wiggins is averaging close to 20 points per game this season, and he will have to lead this team until Stephen Curry returns. Draymond Green remains one of the best defensive players in the league, but he needs more help.

Raptors Must Find Offense

The Toronto Raptors are going to need to find some more offense if they are going to turn things back around. The Raptors are scoring close to 113 points per game, but their offense has really struggled of late. Toronto has been able to stay near the top of the conference with a tremendous and relentless defense. The Raptors are allowing just 106.4 points per game this season, which is pretty remarkable.

Pascal Siakam has really improved his game since last season, and he leads the team with over 23 points per game. Siakam can score in a variety of ways, but he isn't the only scoring threat for this team. Kyle Lowry is dishing out close to 8.0 assists per game, and he does a great job of setting things up for his teammates.

Toronto Picks Up Road Win at Golden State

The Golden State Warriors have actually played pretty well against some top competition this season, but they always seem to find a way to come up short. Golden State continues to struggle to score points, and their defense hasn't been much better either. Life on the road has been a struggle for the Toronto Raptors at times this season, but this is simply a game that they must win. Bet on the Toronto Raptors to beat the Golden State Warriors in this NBA showdown on March 5th.

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