Odds Point to Warriors Forcing Game 7 of NBA Finals vs Raptors

2019 NBA Finals - Game Five
2019 NBA Finals - Game Five / Claus Andersen

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The Golden State Warriors pulled off a dramatic upset win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, sending the series back to the bay for Game 6 on Thursday. It's a must-win game for the defending champs, but it looks like the oddsmakers are high on the Warriors' chances of forcing Game 7 back in Toronto.

Golden State is favored by 3.5 points with -162 moneyline odds to win Game 6 at Oracle Arena, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Warriors should have a distinct advantage playing in front of their home crowd, but a victory is far from guaranteed. In fact, Golden State has been surprisingly average at Oracle Arena this postseason. The Warriors own a 6-4 record in their 10 home playoff games and two of those losses have come against Toronto in Game 3 and Game 4 of these NBA Finals.

Add in a 113-93 regular-season defeat to the Raps and the Warriors have lost all three games they've played against the Raptors on their home court this season.

While the Warriors are the favorites heading into Game 6, the Raptors continue to be a tough out for the Dubs. If Golden State buckles down and feeds off the home crowd, in their final game at the Oracle, they just might do enough to prove the oddsmakers right tonight in Game 6.

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