Through 3 Quarters
The Toronto Raptors were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the San Antonio Spurs as the Raptors lead 97-81.
Toronto has been led by point guard Fred VanVleet, who so far has shot 7-for-14 from downtown and has recorded 33 points and seven dimes. Those points put VanVleet near his season high of 35. One thing to keep an eye out for is Pascal Siakam’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
San Antonio has been relying on the performance of center Jakob Poeltl, who has dropped a double-double on 19 points and 12 rebounds along with four assists.
the Spurs have lost 100% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
San Antonio @ Toronto
Current Records: San Antonio 14-21; Toronto 16-17
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena after having had a few days off. Toronto should still be riding high after a win, while the Spurs will be looking to right the ship.
San Antonio fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Detroit Pistons this past Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 117-116. San Antonio lost 117-116 to Detroit on a last-minute jumper from Detroit’s small forward Saddiq Bey with 0:02 left to play. Small forward Keldon Johnson wasn’t much of a difference maker for San Antonio; Johnson played for 38 minutes with 4-for-18 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Raptors had enough points to win and then some against the New York Knicks on Sunday, taking their contest 120-105. Toronto’s point guard Fred VanVleet did his thing and shot 7-for-13 from downtown and finished with 35 points, five dimes and five rebounds.
San Antonio is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 12-4 against the spread when expected to lose.
San Antonio is now 14-21 while Toronto sits at 16-17. The Raptors are 7-8 after wins this season, and the Spurs are 8-12 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario
- TV: Bally Sports – Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.54
The Raptors are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Raptors as a 5.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won seven out of their last 12 games against Toronto.
- Apr 14, 2021 – Toronto 117 vs. San Antonio 112
- Dec 26, 2020 – San Antonio 119 vs. Toronto 114
- Jan 26, 2020 – Toronto 110 vs. San Antonio 106
- Jan 12, 2020 – San Antonio 105 vs. Toronto 104
- Feb 22, 2019 – Toronto 120 vs. San Antonio 117
- Jan 03, 2019 – San Antonio 125 vs. Toronto 107
- Jan 19, 2018 – Toronto 86 vs. San Antonio 83
- Oct 23, 2017 – San Antonio 101 vs. Toronto 97
- Jan 24, 2017 – San Antonio 108 vs. Toronto 106
- Jan 03, 2017 – San Antonio 110 vs. Toronto 82
- Apr 02, 2016 – San Antonio 102 vs. Toronto 95
- Dec 09, 2015 – Toronto 97 vs. San Antonio 94
Injury Report for Toronto
- Isaac Bonga: Game-Time Decision (Not Injury Related)
- David Johnson: Out (Calf)
- Yuta Watanabe: Out (Covid-19)
- Svi Mykhailiuk: Out (Covid-19)
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Dejounte Murray: Out (Covid-19)
- Doug McDermott: Out (Covid-19)
- Lonnie Walker IV: Out (Covid-19)
- Devontae Cacok: Out (Covid-19)
- Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)