Betting Trends Point to Raptors Beating Warriors at Home in Game 5 of NBA Finals

By Braulio Perez
2019 NBA Finals - Game Four
2019 NBA Finals - Game Four / Ezra Shaw

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Here we are entering Game 5 of the NBA Finals and this series could be wrapped up by the end of Monday night. However, much to the shock of NBA fans everywhere, it's not the Warriors on the verge of capturing the title.

Instead, the Toronto Raptors have stunned us all and will look to finish things off in front of their hometown fans up 3-1 in the series against Golden State. Can you believe it?

Unfortunately for Golden State, the stats aren't in its favor leading up to a must-win battle in Toronto. This season, the Raptors are 40-12 straight up as home favorites, which they currently are by 1.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile for the Warriors, they are 6-6 SU as road underdogs.

Does that spell trouble for Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and company? We'll see soon enough.

While Kevin Durant is questionable for Game 5, we can't count on him returning to full strength if he does see the hardwood. He hasn't played since the Rockets series after suffering a calf injury. After multiple weeks off, it's hard to imagine him coming back and playing at the same level he usually does.

For everyone in Canada, Monday night could prove to be historic. The Raptors are looking to claim their first NBA Finals championship and stats support the idea that they'll do just that.

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