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Toronto must keep shooting 3-pointers – The Raptors’ offense is still a work in progress, evidenced by their 10 for 37 effort from beyond the arc at San Antonio. But there were many open looks among those misses, and given how the absence of Valanciunas plays into a more up-tempo game with the run-and-gun Warriors, Lowry and DeRozan must not be shy about firing from long range.This line was delayed as the injury bug has taken a bite out of the Raptors. Starting centre Jonas Valanciunas is reportedly out with an ankle injury and leading-scorer DeMar DeRozan is questionable with a thigh injury.
Golden State is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games against Canada’s hoops team, but the Raptors have made things respectable against the league champs recently. Toronto is 2-1-1 ATS in its last four contests against the Dubs.
The Warriors picked up their first ATS win of the season on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. Steve Kerr’s crew is 2-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread in its first four games. They’ve played over the total in three of their four games as well.
Passing up a good shot for a better one – Much is rightfully said about Golden State’s prolific 3-point shooting, but what makes the Warriors elite offensively is their ability to move the ball quickly to create open shots. Golden State leads the NBA with .69 assists per basket and is second in 2-point shooting at 56.7 percent. It will be a challenge in this game given Toronto’s 46.2 defensive field goal percentage on 2-point shots is second only to the Los Angeles Clippers, but pushing the tempo will help negate some of that defensive efficiency.