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(30-16) San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors (30-13)
Date: Friday January 19
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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To this point in the season five squads have achieved 30 wins, two of those squads tip off on Friday January 19.
The San Antonio Spurs travel north of the border following a win over the Brooklyn Nets while Toronto Raptors are fresh off a win over the Pistons to move their home record to 16-3.
Last season, the Spurs swept the Raptors and are on a current 4-game win streak overall. The Spurs have owned the Raptors all-time winning 32 of their 43 matches versus the Raptors.
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The fact the Spurs have retained the third seed all season becomes even more remarkable considering Kawhi Leonard has played just 9 games.
That total won’t improve anytime soon as the Spurs announced Leonard will once again be on the injury list to deal with his quad injury.
Recalling a few seasons ago Leonard dealt with something similar with his hand. Oddly this injury has not progressed as quickly as the Spurs hoped and they’ve given no definitive return date.
In Leonard’s absence LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped up playing at an All-Star level and leads the Spurs in scoring (22.7 points), field goal percentage (49.7%), rebounds (8.8) and blocks (1.1).
Helping Aldridge out is the Spurs youngsters Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
Moving forward if the Spurs maintain a home court seed until they can get Leonard back at 100% the experience the youngsters are gaining could play a factor in the postseason.
Joining Leonard on the sidelines will be Manu Ginobili (thigh contusion) and Rudy Gay who remains out dealing with bursitis in his heel.
After a rough week in which the Raptors lost three of four games the Raptors got back on track with a victory over Detroit. Toronto has avoided losing three in-a-row all season, but this was definitely their worst stretch all season.
The fact two of those losses came at home by a cumulative three points stung. With a 16-3 record at the ACC the Raptors have the second best home record trailing only the Spurs (19-2.
After an extremely rusty showing in Philly, Kyle Lowry looked more in the flow against the Pistons hitting several deep threes. DeMar DeRozan continues to produce low key MVP performances as well as career highs in assists (5.0) and three point shooting (35%).
The latter becomes even more impressive factoring in DeRozan is putting up twice as many attempts from the perimeter.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 15-5 in Spurs last 20 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in Raptors last 9 overall.
- Over is 10-4 in Raptors last 14 vs. Western Conference.
- Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 head to head meetings.
- Spurs are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
The Spurs are on a strange seesaw trend going back 11 games alternating wins and losses. With the win in Brooklyn it puts the Spurs in the loss turn of the cycle.
Couple that with the Raptors home win record, plus the fact Toronto led in San Antonio losing in the clutch and their penchant for getting up for big games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs +5.5
Although I predict the Raptors win this game, the point spread is too juicy to gamble against so take the Spurs and the points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 105 – Spurs 101
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