Warriors Vs Raptors | NBA Finals Game 2 Expert Picks And Betting Odds
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Game 2 Betting Preview
Talk about a victory statement. The Toronto Raptors had their best game of the season in Game 1 of the NBA finals. They could be the first team ever to be 2-0 over the Golden State Warriors in the Steve Kerr era. The Raptors are favorites by -125 to win Game 2; with a spread to cover of -1.5. This a great chance to place your NBA Finals bets before game 2 starts.
2019 NBA Finals Game 2 Betting Odds
|Warriors||+105||+1.5 (-110)||Over 215 points (-115)|
|Raptors||-125||-1.5 (-110)||Under 215 points (-105)|
The oddsmakers opened this game with the Raptors favorites by 1.5 points, and it climbed to 2 points until it went back to normal. Odds for Toronto may drop to -1 before the tipoff. I expect some money coming in late, taking advantage of the half point in favor of the Warriors.
Raptors On Fire For Game 1
Toronto played a nearly perfect game on Thursday Night. The 118-109 win helped them cover the spread as the 1-point underdogs, and helped us cash in right from the start of this series. I’ll bet you didn’t know Pascal Siakam had it in him to carry the offense in the finals. Neither did I, but if we are being honest, his performance is not regular. He shot 14 of 17 from the floor for 32 points. It’s going to be hard for him to repeat his performance at another game like this one.
Of course, the Raptors can say their best player didn’t have a good showing, and they still won by nine points. Kawhi Leonard recorded 23 points but shot only 5-14 from the floor. MyBookie.ag doesn’t have the series prices up, but it’s going to be fun to see those numbers if Toronto goes up 2-0.
Will The Home Team Win?
In the last 40 years, the home team had won the first game of the NBA Finals 31 times, and 24 of those went on to win the championship. Yet, in the last eight years, the teams that won Game 1 are 4-4 in winning the title.
The narrative in the NBA changes so quickly, but it means literally nothing. You can see in talk shows all over the sports platforms saying the Warriors are in a mismatch with Toronto. After losing Game 1, there are several talking heads saying Golden State won’t stand a chance. Let’s pump the break for a second. These are the Warriors we are talking about.
Either way, the odds given by MyBookie.ag suggest the Warriors have a 45% chance of winning Game 2 and tie the series. Draymond Green is the key to Golden State’s success, especially without Kevin Durant. Draymond recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in Game 1. However, he was ineffective for the majority of the game. The one thing he couldn’t do was push the ball fast down the court. He always faced two of three Raptors defenders closing the lane.
Warriors Have A Good Chance To Beat The Spread
I’m not ready to give up on the Warriors so quickly. The Game 1 win by Toronto was expected because the Warriors had nine days without playing. Game 2 is where they remind everybody what this team is all about.
I can’t see Pascal Siakam having another performance like the one he had on Thursday. The Warriors defense is going to be a lot better, and that will create offense and transition points for Golden State. If you have heard about the zigzag theory in the NBA playoffs, this is precisely when it comes into play.
What’s the play? Warriors +1.5.
2019 NBA Finals Game 1 Information
- Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
- TV: ABC
- Series: Toronto leads 1-0
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