NBA DFS Breakdown: Who Will Break the Tie?
NBA DFS Breakdown: Who Will Break the Tie?

This article is part of our NBA DFS Breakdown series.

Raptors at Warriors (1-1)

Raptors have no injuries to report

WarriorsPosInjuryStatusReturn
Klay ThompsonGHamstringGTD6/5/2019
Kevin DurantFCalfOut6/7/2019
Kevon LooneyCCollarboneOut7/1/2019

Odds

Spread: GS -4.5, opened -5.5

Money Line: GS -179, opened -230

Over/Under: 213.5, opened 213.0

Performance Against the Spread

SituationRaptorsWarriors
Overall Record48-53-143-55-2
Last 10 Games5-54-5-1
Away Underdog11-8N/A
Home FavoriteN/A19-28-1

Performance Against the Money Line

SituationRaptorsWarriors
Overall Record71-3170-30
Last 10 Games6-47-3
Away Underdog10-9N/A
Home FavoriteN/A36-12

Performance Against the Over/Under

SituationRaptorsWarriors
Average +/- vs. O/U-0.43+1.1
Overall53-48-149-51
Away25-23-1N/A
HomeN/A20-29-0

Stats Through Two Games

Analysis

After injuring his left hamstring during Game 2, Klay Thompson has been deemed questionable for Game 3. Even if he does play, it seems likely he'll be at less than 100 percent. Ultimately, there's a scenario where Thompson doesn't play or plays very little, so we should prepare for that in DFS.

Here are some notable stats from the following scenario: Home games this season when Thompson, Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney were off the court since Cousins debuted on Jan. 18

It's important to keep in mind that the sample size is small – for example, Curry has played only 26.0 total minutes under these conditions – but we can still gain some insight.

We can't forget about the other side of the ball. Thompson is a top-flight defender, and if he's out or hampered, Toronto should have an easier time offensively. In this series, Thompson has primarily guarded Kawhi Leonard (44 possessions) and Kyle Lowry (38 possessions). Both players could be worth targeting as a result.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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