15* NBA Monday Total ANNIHILATOR on Warriors/Raptors UNDER 201.5
Golden State vs. Toronto,
01/28/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 114 - 102
Total: -108/+201½ Under
The books have set the bar too high tonight in this game between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. I look for this to be a defensive battle between two of the most underrated teams in the league.
Golden State comes in hungry for a victory after back-to-back road losses to Chicago and Milwaukee. After giving up 103 points to the Bulls and 109 to the Bucks, there's no question that head coach Mark Jackson is going to preach defense to his team heading into this one.
Toronto is also hungry for a win after dropping six of its last eight, including a 98-99 home loss to Cleveland last time out. This is one of the more underrated defensive teams in the game, especially at home where they are allowing only 95.3 points/game.
Just looking at team averages alone, it's easy to see that there is value with this UNDER tonight. Golden State combines with its opponents to average 200.1 points/game on the season, while Toronto combines with its opponents to average 197.5 points/game.
The Raptors are 21-7 to the UNDER versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons. Paul Casey is 13-3 to the UNDER in home games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game as the coach of Toronto.
The UNDER is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The UNDER is 19-8 in Raptors last 28 home games. The UNDER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto. The Raptors beat the Warriors 83-75 for 158 combined points the last time these teams met up. Take the UNDER in this game Monday.