NBA Betting Preview (March 1): Warriors vs. Raptors Odds

The Toronto Raptors will continue their four-game homestand when they welcome the Golden State Warriors to Scotiabank Arena on Friday night.

Toronto dropped the opener of the homestand on Wednesday by a score of 136-125 to the Dallas Mavericks, snapping the team’s three-game winning streak.

Bet on Warriors vs. Raptors

GS -3.5
TOR +3.5

The Warriors are coming off a 110-99 win over the Knicks in New York on Thursday night, so they’ll be playing the second half of a back-to-back road set on Friday against Toronto.

Let’s take a closer look at the odds for this matchup via bet365:

Warriors vs. Raptors odds

Warriors Moneyline Odds-160
Raptors Moneyline Odds+135
Over/Under237.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadWarriors -3.5 (-110)
Time/DateMarch 1, 7:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: Sportsnet One
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Warriors (31-27 SU, 31-25-2 ATS, 30-28 o/u)

Stephen Curry recorded his fifth double-double of the season with a game-high 31 points and team-high 11 rebounds and Jonathan Kuminga added 25 points to help the Warriors win their season-high seventh straight road game with the victory over the Knicks on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Bettors thinking that Toronto may have the advantage on Thursday because Golden State will be playing on short rest should think again. The Warriors have thrived in back-to-back scenarios this year, posting a 9-4 record in the first half and an 8-4 record in the back half. However, it appears as though the Warriors had some travel issues overnight getting to Toronto.

Golden State is one of the hottest teams in the league right now, picking up wins in 12 of its last 15 games and 10 of its last 12. Since Jan. 30, the Warriors lead the NBA in wins (12), rebounding (49.1 rpg), assists (31.3 apg), defensive rebounding (37.1 drpg) and are tied for sixth in scoring (120.6 ppg), and third in three-pointers made (15.3).

About the Raptors (22-37 SU, 29-30 ATS, 31-28 o/u)

The good news for the Raptors is that they’ve had success against the Warriors this year, taking the only previous meeting between the teams, 133-118, at Golden State on Jan. 7. They shot a season-best 58.5% (55-of-94) from the field in the win, led by RJ Barrett who scored a season-high 37 points. Additionally, they’ve won three of the past four home matchups against Golden State, but they haven’t won both games of a season series against the Warriors since the 2018-19 campaign.

Scottie Barnes has posted double-doubles in a career-high five straight games (Feb. 14-28), averaging 21.4 points and 10.4 rebounds over that span. He didn’t fare so well last time out against Golden State, though, managing just six points and two rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

A good betting nugget: Toronto (14) and Golden State (13) have the most, and second most, games in the NBA this season decided
by three points or less. The Raptors are 5-9 (.357) in such contests, while the Warriors are 4-9 (.308).

Scottie Barnes to record a double-double


Injury concerns

For the Warriors, forward Andrew Wiggins (personal) and forward Gui Santos (knee) are both out.

And for the Raptors, forward Chris Boucher (illness) is questionable.

  • The under is 9-2 in Toronto’s last 11 home games.
  • The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Warriors have played under the total in five straight games.
  • Golden State is 7-0 ATS in its last seven road games.
  • Immanuel Quickley has made at least three three-pointers in a career-high-tying four straight games (Feb. 22-28), averaging 23.8 points, while shooting 50% (35-of-70) from the floor and 51.4% (19-of-37) from beyond the arc. Quickley’s streak is the longest by a Raptor this season and is tied for the second-longest active streak in the NBA. He’s -150 to record over 2.5 threes made.
  • Quickley has also been an unlikely source of rebounds, snatching five or more in five straight games. He’s -165 to haul in over 3.5 boards.
  • Curry has turned the ball over three times or more in four straight games and six of his last seven. He’s -170 to commit over 2.5 turnovers.

Wagers to consider

  • Barnes double-double: -125. Let’s keep riding this streak with Toronto’s best player. He’ll surely be hitting the glass hard against the Warriors, who are second in the league (46.8 per game) in rebounding, and he has scored in double digits in 16 of his last 17 contests.
  • Raptors team total over 116.5 points: -120. The Raptors have scored 120 points or more in five straight contests and they should be able to continue that pace against a fatigued Warriors squad, which allows an average of 117 points per game (18th in the league).
  • Barrett over 20.5 points: -115. Barrett scorched the Warriors for 37 points last time out and he’s been beating this number at a 70% clip over his last 10 games and a 65% clip over his last 20.