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Raptors take on Thunder in hoops contest

Toronto RaptorsOklahoma City Thunder
March 20, 7:00 PM | Ford Center

Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

19-49TEAM RECORD45-23

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Raptors of Toronto hit the hard court against the Thunder of Oklahoma City.

Supporters of the Raptors have seen them go 19-49 and 29-37-2 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 45-23 and 37-31 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunder are 38-30, while the Raptors are 32-36.

View Toronto vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one will find them as 12.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 211.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Thunder and the No. 28-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-97 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.6 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 25 at 105.1 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 107.1 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 116-107 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Raptors covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Raptors got a 33-point performance from Andrea Bargnani as Toronto handed Washington a 116-107 defeat on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 99-82 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 11–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 25-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City ran past Charlotte 99-82 on Friday at Ford Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 1-9
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 0-10

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Raptors at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Denver, Monday, March 21
Oklahoma City home to Utah, Wednesday, March 23

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