NBA Finals Betting Preview - Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors - Game 4

NBA Finals - Game 4
Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors
Sunday, June 7th - 9:00pm ET - ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
Betting Line: Golden State -5.5, Total 216

Klay Thompson is officially a go for Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Thompson, who had hoped to play in Game 3, was a last minute decision to sit out. His presence was sorely missed as the Warriors lost 123-109.

The Golden State Warriors struggled on both ends of the floor in Game 3. They shot a series-worst 39% from the field while allowing Toronto to shoot a series-best 52%.

Steph Curry knew he had to carry his team. He came out aggressive as ever, launching 11 shots in the first quarter alone. Curry got off to a hot start. He scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in the first 12 minutes of play. Steph finished with 47 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. He shot 45% from the field and 43% from 3-point land. Steph also made 13 of 14 free throws.

I picked the Raptors to come away with the W if the Warriors were without Klay and Golden State to win if Klay played. It was clear that this would have been a whole nother game with #11 on the court.

Draymond Green had a solid effort. He scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Andre Iguodala scored 11 and grabbed 6 rebounds. Aside from those two, Steph didn't get much help from anyone on the court. It was a big opportunity missed for some of the younger players looking to make the starting lineup in a future without Klay or KD.

Quinn Cook scored nine points off the bench. Andrew Bogut grabbed seven boards, but he scored just six points.

The pressure will be on the Warriors to even up the series before heading back up north. Klay is undoubtedly a difference maker in this lineup and will have an impact on the team. He's an all-time great shooter and is an impact player on defense.

Momentum is on Toronto's side, however.

Kawhi Leonard dropped another 30 points in the Game 3 win. Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka had a great game. Ibaka's six blocks (four in the fourth quarter) stunted any momentum Golden State tried to build.

Danny Green was as cool as a cucumber. All 18 of his points came from 3-point range where he shot 60%. Even Kyle Lowry played like we haven't seen in awhile. They seized the moment when they had the advantage. The Toronto big men shut down Boogie Cousins and contained Golden State front court (Draymond aside).

The Raptors +5.5 is my bet for this game. They may escape with a win and take the series back to Toronto with a 3-1 lead.

Let's not forget that the Raptors are 4-1 SU against Golden State since Kawhi Leonard joined the team. They're 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games versus the Warriors.

Take the Raps +5.5 and stay tuned for Game 5 on Monday, June 10th.