NBA betting tips: Second chance for Raptors to clinch title
Toronto Raptors @ Golden State Warriors Preview and NBA Betting Tips
The Toronto Raptors have another chance to be crowned NBA champions tonight when they face the Golden State Warriors in Game 6.
The Raptors went agonisingly close to securing their maiden NBA title on Monday night when they lost 106-105 on home soil.
They remain the odds-on favourites in the NBA odds to win the series but the Warriors have been cut to 5/2 to retain their title.
When is it? Friday June 14th
What time is tip off? 02:00
Where is it being played? Oracle Arena
Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Arena
Back-to-back wins in Oakland had put Toronto on the brink of glory but they fluffed their lines in front of an expectant crowd in Game 5.
The visiting Warriors led almost the whole of the game until Kawhi Leonard stamped his authority during the fourth quarter with 10 straight points from his total of 26.
But Steph Curry and Klay Thompson fought back with a trio of three-pointers to wrestle the momentum. The pair finished with 31 and 26 points respectively.
Kyle Lowry then went from hero to villain in moments, taking the Raptors within one point with a driving layup with 30 seconds on the clock before badly missing a jumper that would have ensured the win.
Earlier, the Warriors' Kevin Durant left the court after falling at the start of the second quarter clutching his right calf, where an injury previously resulted in the 30-year-old being sidelined for over a month.
His series is over but the Warriors must find a way to win without him if they are to take the series to a deciding game.
This is the last ever NBA match at the Oracle Arena so Golden State will be desperate to produce a fitting send-off for the historic venue but this is proving a tough series to call in terms of NBA betting tips.
The last four games have all been won by the underdogs which does not bode well for the Warriors, who are the favourites tonight at 4/6 while Toronto are 13/10 to wrap up the series.
In a match which looks too close to call, we'll go for Toronto receiving 2.5 points on the spread at 19/20 as the first of our NBA bet tips.
The total points line is set at 212.5 and we're backing the over at 5/6 as the next of our NBA betting tips, given that five of the Warriors' last six home games in the NBA Finals have gone over.
We've analysed the BetStars Odds Boosts for the last of our NBA betting predictions and the one that catches the eye is Thompson to score over 24.5 points in a Warriors win at 2/1.
Thompson has scored at least 24 points in each of his last four appearances at the Oracle Arena so is likely to play a key role if the Warriors come out on top.
NBA Betting Tips
- Spread: Raptors +2.5 points 19/20
- Total points: Over 212.5 19/20
- Thompson over 24.5 pts & Warriors win 2/1
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