Written and authored by National Basketball Association Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Sunday February 8, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (32-18) San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division makes the trip from the Lone Star State and go North of the Border. San Antonio will play the (34-17) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Air Canada Centre, also home of the NHL Maple Leafs in Toronto, Ontario. This Sports Handicapper believes The San Antonio Spurs are going to step it up after the All-Star break. The Toronto Raptors hit a wall recently but are back on track. The betting line has Toronto as a one-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 201′ for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 San Antonio Spurs have won five of six, their latest a 98-85 home victory over the Miami Heat on February 6th. San Antonio plays in the toughest Division in the NBA. The Spurs are currently in fourth place in the Southwest, five games out of the lead. San Antonio will be on the road for a while for their annual Rodeo Tour. The Spurs play at Indiana on the ninth; it will be interesting how they do in a back to back. San Antonio ranks twelfth in offense at 101 points per game and holds the opposition to ninety-seven per contest. San Antonio is 4-1-1 ATS the last six meetings between the teams. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 the last four between the teams in “TO”. The San Antonio Spurs are 4-5-1 their last ten Free 2015 NBA Point Spread Betting Picks overall going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The new around San Antonio is Head Coach Greg Popovich’s prediction that future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan will be back next season. The key to a San Antonio win is to play with consistency. Point Guard Tony Parker is back from an injury, and the organization hopes it stays healthy. The Big Three of Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, and Manu Ginobili are the team leaders in the five major categories.
The 2015 Toronto Raptors have won seven of nine straight up, including a 123-107 home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday February 6th. Forward DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high twenty-four points. Point Guard Kyle Lowry is the team leader in points, assists, and steals. The Veteran from Villanova looks like he has found a home North of The Border. Toronto is atop the Atlantic Division with a double-digit lead. Toronto is fourth in the league in scoring offense averaging 107 points per contest. The defense needs a little work. The Raptors are only 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a winning record on the road. Toronto is 1-6 Against The Number their last seven at Maple Leaf Square. The Toronto Raptors are 2-3 Against The Point Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. The key to a Raptors win is to focus on defense, their offense will naturally come. Toronto Head Coach Dwane Casey is going to be around for a while. Team management has to keep core players in Toronto.
Free Pick: San Antonio-1.