Raptors at Spurs 1/3/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:15 PM ET

Kawhi Leonard will visit the AT&T Center for the first time as a visitor, when the Toronto Raptors battle the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

The Raptors have won 28 of their first 39 games and are in a virtual tie with Milwaukee for the best record in the league. On Tuesday, Toronto exploded for 44 points during the third quarter of a 122-116 home victory versus Utah. The Raptors shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field on the night.

Kawhi Leonard poured in a career best 45 points on 16-for-22 shooting and pulled down six rebounds. Pascal Siakam contributed 28 points and ten rebounds for the Raptors. The San Antonio Spurs have won 15 of their 20 homes games so far this season and have managed to move into eighth place in the Western Conference standings. On Monday, San Antonio outscored Boston by 16 points during the third quarter of a 120-111 home victory. The Spurs knocked down 14-for-26 from long range and shot 50 percent overall.

San Antonio F LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 32 points on 13-for-23 from the floor and grabbed nine rebounds. DeMar DeRozan chipped in 13 points and ten assists for the Spurs.

Toronto G Kyle Lowry (back) and San Antonio F Rudy Gay (wrist) are both listed as doubtful for this matchup. These two teams rank in the top five in offensive efficiency, so the over is definitely a possibility. The stronger play is on the Spurs to defeat Kawhi Leonard in his return home. Final Score Prediction, San Antonio Spurs win and cover ATS 118-111.

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