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Raptors in OK Shape at Home vs Thunder Tonight

It hasn’t exactly been easy sledding for those hosers up north in Toronto since Kyle Lowry was ruled out for the season, with the Raptors going 6-4 in 10 games without him, but it’s kept them clear of the Hawks for fourth in the East and they’ll be slightly favored in their home matchup with the streaking Thunder tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Thunder are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road against teams with winning records
  • The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Thunder are 6-14 SU and ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog of 2.5 or less.

The Raptors earned a 112-102 victory in the first half of their season series with the Thunder in Oklahoma City back in November and Toronto fans will be happy to know the Raps earned that win with Lowry scoring just 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting. They’re a deeper team since that meeting with the additions of P.J. Tucker and former Thunder legend Serge Ibaka so the opening spread of three points makes sense.

In their last three games, which were all OKC wins, Russell Westbrook posted three triple-doubles – bringing his season total to 33 – and dished out an incredible 46 assists. With the Thunder’s shallow bench, he’ll have to be terrific again but with a career line of 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game against the Raps, that could be a tough ask at the ACC this evening.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Toronto Raptors opened as -3-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 106-102 victory for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto battles the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently with a 38-29 mark (37-30 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 35-31-1 for the Toronto Raptors and 30-32-5 for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Toronto Raptors rated this week at No. 17 and the Oklahoma City Thunder sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 21-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 22 in the league with 8.85 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 8.42 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Russell Westbrook scored 25 points and added 25 rebounds for a double-double, leading Oklahoma City over Brooklyn, 122-104, on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

The battle between the Raptors and Mavericks didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 100-78 defeat on Monday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Sacramento, Saturday, March 18th
Toronto at Detroit, Friday, March 17th

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