The Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs at the Scotiabank Arena in our NBA free pick for Sunday. The defending champions return home following an exciting 110-102 overtime win against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. On the other hand, the Spurs saw their two game winning streak come to an end, following a 134-121 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. Before we get into our preview for tonight’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NBA picks are now available for purchase. You can get today’s picks for only $5.
Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, January 12 – 18:00 EST – Scotiabank Arena
The Toronto Raptors have been inconsistent in their results lately, mostly due to their key players being out on injury. The Raptors are still without VanVleet, Gasol, and Siakam. Nonetheless, they have been playing well at home this season, winning 14 out of 20 matches. Offensively, Toronto is averaging 114.30 points per game at home, ranking 11th in the league. Defensively, they are conceding 107.65 points per game, also ranking 11th in the league. Expect Kyle Lowry to step up for the Raptors tonight. The point guard is averaging 20.8 points and 7.6 assists per game. Toronto has covered the spread in 12 out of their 20 matches played at home this season.
On the other hand, the San Antonio Spurs are struggling on the road, winning only 5 out of 17 matches this season. The Spurs are capable of putting up the numbers when it comes to their offence, however they struggle defensively. San Antonio is scoring 114.18 points on average on their travels, ranking 6th in the league. Moreover, they are conceding 116.88 points per game, ranking 27th in the league. An emotional return to Toronto is expected for DeMar DeRozan. The former Raptors player is the man to watch tonight for the visitors. He is averaging 22.4 points and 5 assists per game with the Spurs. Despite the injuries, expect the Raptors to come out on top and earn an important victory in front of their fans.
OUR PICK: TORONTO RAPTOS -4 POINT SPREAD
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