Raptors vs. Warriors: A Betting Preview and the Latest bet365 NBA Odds for Jan. 7th

The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors will face off in Oakland, both teams looking to reverse their losing streaks. The Raptors, currently 12th in the Eastern Conference, have been struggling on both offense and defense. They have allowed 100 points or more in all but three games this season, and have a poor road record of 5-12. The team made headlines by trading away forward OG Anunoby in a move that suggests they are preparing for a major shift in the offseason. On the other hand, the Warriors, who have been a dominating force in previous seasons, have been having a tough time. While they still have big names like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, they have been struggling defensively. They are ranked 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.1 points per game, but are allowing 116 in response. Injuries also pose a concern, with guard Gary Trent Jr. and forward Otto Porter Jr. questionable for Monday’s game. The Warriors are also missing the services of Chris Paul, who fractured his hand in a recent game. Despite their losing records, both teams have been reliable when it comes to scoring, with the Raptors hitting the over in six of their last eight games, and the Warriors hitting the over in four of their last seven games. From a player prop standpoint, Klay Thompson is expected to put up strong numbers, having beaten 20 points in six of his last ten games, while Scottie Barnes has been a consistent performer for the Raptors as well. Overall, the game is expected to be high-scoring, making the over a tempting choice for betters.