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Pointspread favors Thunder in battle with Raptors

Toronto RaptorsOklahoma City Thunder
10-14December 22, 2013, 07:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena22-4

The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.

This season the Thunder are 22-4 overall and 15-11 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 10-14 and 11-13 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 15-11 on the OU, and Toronto is 15-9.

View Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as -11.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 204 for Sunday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 5 and the Raptors sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-93 result in favor of the Thunder today.

In their last action, Toronto was a 109-108 winner on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto earned a 109-108 victory over Dallas on Friday, getting 20 points from Kyle Lowry at American Airlines Center.

The Thunder were a 113-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. The Thunder got a 31-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Oklahoma City handed San Antonio a 113-100 defeat on Saturday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense (105.96 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.96 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.03% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.45% on average).

Next up:
Toronto at San Antonio, Monday, December 23rd
Oklahoma City at New York, Wednesday, December 25th