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NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1 odds and predictions

On Friday, 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

Over/under: 214.5

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 73% chance of winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals and a 55% 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)

Carlos Herrera Luyando (@carhluy43): Raptors 103, Warriors 102

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 6:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.

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