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Raptors visit Thunder in NBA clash

Toronto RaptorsOklahoma City Thunder
April 8, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

20-36TEAM RECORD40-15

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

The Thunder sport records of 40-15 and 30-25 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 20-36 and 31-24-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 27-28 for the Thunder and 23-31-2 for the Raptors.

View Toronto vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 13-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 197 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-93 victory for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense (102.9 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.9 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.6% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.7 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

In their last action, Toronto was an 84-80 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (164) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cleveland defeated Toronto, 84-80 at Air Canada Centre.

Oklahoma City was a 103-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder got a terrific 44-point performance from Kevin Durant but Indiana handed them a 103-98 defeat on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 0-10
After a loss are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few Raptors at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Oklahoma City
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Indiana, Monday, April 9
Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, Monday, April 9