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NBA Finals 2019 Game 3: Raptors Vs. Warriors Schedule, TV Channel, Stream, Time, Odds, Predictions
Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, featuring the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, tips off on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. EST. The series, which is shifting to Oracle Arena for the upcoming pair of contests, is currently knotted up at one game apiece after Toronto won the opener and Golden State stole a thrilling Game 2. Tonight’s critical matchup will give the winner a major leg up in its quest to claim a Larry O’Brien Trophy, as victors of Game 3 in a tied series have gone on to win the NBA Finals on 31 out of 38 previous occasions.
Oddsmakers are favoring the Warriors to come away with this crucial win, opening them as 5.5-point chalk. Raptors backers have forced that line to come down to GSW -4.5, as 63% of all spread bets and 57% of cash wagered is on the road team to cover. It’s not a shock after Toronto played well during its first ever set of NBA Finals matchups and is getting a break by way of a rash of injuries to some of Golden State’s key rotation players. Star guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Wednesday’s clash with a hamstring strain that caused him to exit Game 2, while big man Kevon Looney is out indefinitely after a nasty rib injury earlier in the same contest. Back-to-back Finals MVP Kevin Durant won’t be on the floor for Game 3 either and hasn’t been seen since suffering a calf strain in the Western Conference semifinals.
Despite all this, the Warriors saw their series odds bounce back to what they were before the 2019 NBA Finals started thanks to a clutch Game 2 win. Their -285 championship odds imply that Vegas is giving them an approximate 75% chance to cap off a rare threepeat. Steph Curry is still the favorite to capture his first ever Finals MVP award in his fifth Finals appearance. The two-time league MVP is currently going off at -150 odds, well ahead of Kawhi Leonard at +275. You can find a full list of odds for every notable player involved in the series below.
Those looking for a prediction on the outcome of tonight’s game have come to the right place. Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has provided his take on the team he believes will win and cover the spread for Game 3. Before getting to that pick, have a look at the table below for a complete viewing guide to the contest. You can also find an updated 2019 NBA Playoffs bracket, quotes from star players, relevant tweets and more for this impending Warriors vs. Raptors showdown.