Raptors vs Warriors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

A game after he put up 31 points in a 113-103 loss to the Thunder, Gary Trent Jr. leads the Toronto Raptors (18-30) at home against the Golden State Warriors (23-25) on Friday, April 2, 2021. The Raptors are favored by 3 points in the matchup, which airs at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-BA. The matchup has a point total of 226.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Warriors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Raptors:
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee),
Rodney Hood: Out (Hip),
Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Foot),
Paul Watson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jalen Harris: Day To Day (Hip)

Warriors:
Klay Thompson: Out For Season (Right Achilles),
Eric Paschall: Out (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Warriors (+3)
Total Pick Under (226.5)
Prediction Raptors 114, Warriors 111

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.3 points of each other).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (225.3 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (226.5 points).

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Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Fred VanVleet 43 20.1 4.3 6.2 1.8 0.8 3.4
Pascal Siakam 39 20.0 7.4 4.7 1.1 0.6 1.2
Kyle Lowry 39 17.0 5.4 7.3 1.1 0.2 2.7
Gary Trent Jr. 45 15.0 2.3 1.4 0.9 0.1 2.9
OG Anunoby 30 14.8 6.1 1.9 1.7 0.8 2.4

Raptors Player Props

  • Fred VanVleet’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 34.5, 3.9 greater than his season average of 30.6.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.2 less than his season average of 29.7.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • VanVleet’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.7 steals higher than his season average of 1.8.

Warriors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Stephen Curry 41 29.2 5.5 6.1 1.3 0.1 4.7
Andrew Wiggins 48 18.3 4.9 2.3 0.9 1.0 2.1
Kelly Oubre Jr. 46 15.1 5.9 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.5
James Wiseman 34 11.6 5.8 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.3
Jordan Poole 27 11.0 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.1 1.7

Warriors Player Props

  • Stephen Curry’s assists prop total for the matchup is set at 7.5 assists, 0.9 assists less than his season average of 8.4.
  • Stephen Curry’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 23.5, 5.7 points lower than his season average of 29.2.
  • Curry’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 1.2 shots lower than his season average of 4.7.
  • Draymond Green’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Raptors are shooting 44.5% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points lower than the 45.3% the Warriors allow to opponents.
  • Toronto is 15-6 against the spread and 13-8 overall when it shoots better than 45.3% from the field.
  • Golden State has a 14-7 record against the spread and a 15-6 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 44.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Warriors’ 46.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 0.3 percentage points higher than the Raptors have given up to their opponents (46%).
  • Golden State has compiled an 18-6 record against the spread and an 18-6 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46% from the field.
  • This season, Toronto has a 16-11 record against the spread and a 14-13 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Raptors are knocking down 37.4% of their three-point shots this season, 0.6% higher than the 36.8% the Warriors allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Toronto is 15-8 against the spread and 13-10 overall when it shoots better than 36.8% from distance.
  • Golden State is 16-10 against the spread and 16-10 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37.4% from deep.
  • The Warriors shoot 37.1% from three-point distance this season. That’s just 0.4 percentage points lower than the Raptors have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.5%).
  • Golden State is 15-8 against the spread and 16-7 overall when shooting over 37.5% as a team from three-point range.
  • Toronto has a 16-7 ATS record and a 13-10 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 37.1% from three-point range.
  • The Raptors make 15.3 three-pointers per game this season, 1.5 more makes per game than the Warriors allow (13.8).
  • Toronto has gone 17-10 against the spread and 15-12 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Golden State makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 4-12 ATS and 3-13 straight up.
  • The Warriors are the eighth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Raptors give up the 26th-fewest makes from deep.

Raptors vs Warriors Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Warriors AVG Warriors Rank
18th 111.9 Points Scored 112.6 15th
21st 112.5 Points Allowed 113.6 23rd
30th 40.8 Rebounds 42.6 27th
21st 9.1 Off. Rebounds 7.9 30th
3rd 15.3 3pt Made 13.8 8th
15th 24.7 Assists 27.5 1st
8th 12.6 Turnovers 14.5 25th

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