The San Antonio Spurs will play the Toronto Raptors in an inter-conference matchup on Tuesday evening. It's time continue our NBA odds series with a Spurs-Raptors prediction and pick.
The Spurs and Raptors will play on Tuesday as San Antonio will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Toronto has won their last two and will look to get back to .500 on the season with a win in this matchup. San Antonio will be missing quite a few guys in this one including star guard Dejounte Murray. The Raptors come in mostly healthy in terms of their key players and are big favorites over the banged up San Antonio group and with good reason.
Here is how FanDuel has set the Spurs-Raptors odds for this Tuesday NBA matchup.
NBA Odds: Spurs-Raptors Odds
San Antonio Spurs +7 (-114)
Toronto Raptors -7 (-106)
Over 224.5 (-110)
Under 224.5 (-110)
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Why The Spurs Could Cover The Spread
This is a tough spot for the Spurs as they continue to play without a few key guys. Murray was their leading scorer and assist man and they have struggled to replicate his production. The Spurs have slipped out of the Western Conference playoffs with their losing streak. San Antonio is 7-11 on the road this season and has lost the first two games of their current road trip. It will be tough sledding again on Tuesday for the Spurs as they are very, very far from home in Canada as they trek onward on this shorthanded road trip.
San Antonio vs. the spread
The Spurs are 20-15 vs. the spread overall so far this season and 10-8 against it on the road. San Antonio is 14-10 vs. the number as an underdog this season and 9-5 as an away dog. This will be a very tough matchup however as they are shorthanded and the Raptors are not.
Why The Raptors Could Cover The Spread
Toronto is somehow as healthy as they have been all season while much of the rest of the NBA is in peril due to players being tied up in health and safety protocols. The Raptors are 6-4 in their last ten games and have will be looking for a three-game win streak Tuesday vs. the Spurs. The Raptors have slid into the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference standings as they continue to try to climb the standings after struggling earlier in the season. This is a good spot for the Raptors to pick up another win and cover vs. a banged up Spurs team that is in the middle of a tough road trip. Toronto is 9-10 at home so far this season.
Toronto vs. the spread
The Raptors are 17-16 vs. the spread this season but a scorching 8-2 in their last ten games. The Raptors are 8-6 vs. the spread this season as favorites and 9-10 against the number overall on their home floor. This looks like a favorable matchup as Toronto continues to search for the winning culture from years past that escaped them in their “Tampa” season as they were derailed by Covid.
Final Spurs-Raptors Prediction and Pick
Take the Raptors to cover and win in this spot despite laying quite a few points to the Spurs. San Antonio enters this spot banged up and could struggle to compete with a deep and healthy Toronto group.
Final Spurs-Raptors Prediction & Pick: Raptors -7 (-106)