NBA Finals 2019 Live : The Golden State Warriors will look to keep their championship hopes with a victory Thursday as they return home for Game 6.
The NBA Finals is set with the Toronto Raptors making their first appearance against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, Toronto to close this out on the road in the final game ever at Oracle Arena Leonard must be brilliant. The Golden State Warriors are back in The Finals for a fifth straight postseason, looking for a third straight championship.
The Toronto Raptors look to clinch their first NBA championship, while the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors aim to keep their title hopes going when the teams meet in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. The Raptors are still up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and there will be no Kevin Durant for the Warriors, who injured his Achilles in Game 5. Steph Curry and the Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit in the
final minutes for a 106-105 win in Toronto. Now, Kawhi Leonard leads Toronto to Oracle Arena, where the Raptors won Games 3 and 4. Golden State is favored by 2.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Raptors odds, with the over-under set at 211.5. Before you make any Raptors vs. Warriors picks for Thursday, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine expert Zack Cimini, given the sizzling run he’s on.
Cimini is one of the fastest-rising handicappers in Vegas and has been finding major flaws in NBA odds and exposing them. He’s currently riding a 30-16 hot streak, raking in $1,237 in profit in a short amount of time to $100 players. He’s also hit on 15 of his last 23 picks involving Toronto and six of nine involving Golden State. Anyone who has been following along is way up.
Part of his success: He analyzes matchups from every angle and earned his nickname “Contrarian with Chutzpah” by not always backing what the masses are. Now, Cimini has studied Game 6 of Raptors vs. Warriors from every possible angle. He’s sharing that pick only at SportsLine.
The Raptors can also take some solace in the way they dominated Game 5 in many ways, outscoring the Warriors 54-32 in the paint, with twice as many offensive rebounds (13-6) and fewer turnovers overall.
Get the popcorn ready because one way or another, somebody’s celebrating in the Oracle when the final buzzer sounds.The Golden State Warriors will look to keep their championship hopes alive with a victory Thursday as they return home for Game 6 of the NBA Finals as 2.5-point favorites on the NBA odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Golden State staved off elimination from a playoff series for the first time since 2016 by posting a narrow 106-105 win in Game 5, and will aim to tie the series at three games apiece with a win in Thursday night’s Raptors vs. Warriors betting matchup at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors demonstrated their veteran grit in Monday’s win as 1-point road underdogs. The team maintained its composure despite seeing the return of Kevin Durant cut short by a devastating injury to his Achilles tendon that forced him to undergo surgery Wednesday. Golden State also maintained its composure after seeing a 14-point lead evaporate in the second half, and has been rewarded on the NBA championship odds, where it has closed the gap on the Raptors and now sit as improved +215 underdogs after tumbling to a +375 wager following the 105-92 loss in Game 4 as 5-point home chalk.
Thanks to Kevin Durant’s return to the floor, the Warriors got off to a hot-shooting night, connecting on seven three-point shots to end the first quarter with a six-point lead over the Toronto Raptors.But after Durant went down early in the second quarter with an apparent Achilles injury, the tide shifted and the Raptors were once again the best team on the floor.
The fact that Golden State was able to gut out the 106-105 win and extend the series was a testament to their championship mettle and resolve.
The Raptors are back in Oakland to face the Warriors for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. This will be the final NBA game played at Oracle Arena, as the Warriors will play at a new arena beginning next season. Toronto is 3-0 at Oracle this season (2-0 in the postseason and 1-0 during the team’s lone regular-season visit). With a 3-2 series lead, the Raptors are in a position to close out the series on the road. The last time Toronto closed out a playoff series on the road was a 2018 first-round series against the Washington Wizards.
own men, and he talks to us as grown men. We do our jobs and come in and work, and we’re ready to go.”
The two-time defending champions have also enjoyed regular success in low-scoring contests. The Warriors have compiled a 12-1 straight-up record in their past 13 outings when the point total has gone UNDER, including a 7-1 SU mark so far in this year’s playoffs. However, the team has struggled to produce consistent results at the sportsbooks, going 9-11-1 against the spread in 21 playoff contests, covering in consecutive outings just once during that stretch. That’s good news for the Raptors, who look to close out the series and claim their first NBA title in franchise history with a victory on Thursday.
Toronto has enjoyed steady success at Oracle Arena this season, recording SU wins in all three regular-season and playoff matchups, and snapping a 13-game SU road losing streak against the Warriors that dated back to 2004. The Raptors have also emerged as a dominant road squad as the NBA playoffs have progressed, winning outright in each of their past three outings, and have seized the occasion when poised to clinch a series with a Game 6 win on the road, posting SU wins in three of their past four. And while the Raptors look to Game 6 as betting underdogs, they continue to hold the edge as favorites on the NBA championship odds where they are pegged as -260 chalk, well ahead of the +230 odds they sported entering the NBA Finals.