On Thursday, the Toronto Raptors will host the Golden State Warriors for Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant has been ruled out for the series opener with a calf injury and DeMarcus Cousins (torn quadriceps muscle) is listed as questionable.
Will the Raptors take advantage if both All-Stars are unable to play?
Game 1 odds
The Warriors opened the series as 1-point favourites on Vegas Insider, but the line has since shifted.
Line: Raptors favoured by 1.0
Records against the spread:
- Toronto Raptors: 10-8 in playoffs
- Golden State Warriors: 7-8-1 in playoffs
Game 1 predictions
FiveThirtyEight.com's CARMELO predictions give the Raptors a 72% chance of winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals and a 54% chance of winning the series.
Our Global NBA.com Staff weighs in with their picks:
Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles): Raptors 108, Warriors 102 (Raptors cover, under)
Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13): Raptors 107, Warriors 105 (Raptors cover, under)
Yash Matange (@yashmatange2694): Raptors 105, Warriors 98 (Raptors cover, under)
Pablo Schatzky (@pchaski): Raptors 110, Warriors 95 (Raptors cover, over)
Sergio Rabinal (@s_rabinal): Warriors 109, Raptors 103 (Warriors cover, under)
Leandro Fernández (@FernandezLea): Warriors 107, Raptors 98 (Warriors cover, over)
Matías Baldo (@matiasbaldo): Warriors 112, Raptors 95 (Warriors cover, over)
Gilbert McGregor (@GMcGregor21): Warriors 110, Raptors 106 (Warriors cover, over)
Carlan Gay (@TheCarlanGay): Raptors 121, Warriors 117 (Raptors cover, over)
Game 1 tips off at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.