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(38-29) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors (39-28)
Date: Thursday March 16th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -110, Raptors -110
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -3
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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It’s an inter-conference showdown between two playoff teams in their respective conferences this Thursday. The Oklahoma City will head north to take on the Raptors in Toronto.
The Thunder lead the all-time series between the two 24-16, but the Raptors took the last match on November 9, 2016, winning in Oklahoma City 112-102.
Oklahoma City won their third straight on Tuesday, rolling past the Nets in Brooklyn 112-104. They are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference.
Toronto has been up and down lately, but they won their last game handily. They defeated the Dallas Mavericks at home on Monday 100-78. The Raptors hold the 4th spot in the East.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook recorded his 33rd triple-double this year as the Thunder handled the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Westbrook notched 25 points, 12 rebounds and 19 assists and helped the Thunder take over in the second half.
It was Oklahoma City’s 3rd straight win, and they have moved into the 6th spot in the West.
They hold a one-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies and trail the Los Angeles Clippers by two games.
The Thunder have the 11th ranked scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 106.6 points per game.
They rank 2nd in rebounding with 46.2 and 25th in assists with 20.9 per contest. On the other end of the court, the Thunder allow 106.2 points per game which ranks 18th in the league.
Westbrook continues to add to his ridiculous stat line, averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.1 assists a game. Victor Oladipo adds 16.4 points per contest. Enes Kanter contributes 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Steven Adams chips in 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds a night.
The Raptors had lost two straight and three of four heading into Monday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. Toronto was relatively sluggish in the first half of that game but took charge in the second, outscoring the Mavericks 50-32 in the last two quarters.
Toronto needed to get back in the win column, as they were quickly losing ground in the Eastern Conference standings. They now hold a two-game lead over the Atlanta Hawks but trail the 3rd place Washington Wizards by 2.5 games.
The Raptors score an average of 107.2 points per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
They rank 22nd in rebounding with 43 and dead last in assists with only 18.2 per contest. Their defense has been impressive, allowing only 103.4 points per game and ranking 8th in the NBA.
DeMar DeRozan leads the way for Toronto with 27.2 points and 5.4 rebound per game.
Kyle Lowry is still out after suffering a wrist injury. Serge Ibaka contributes 15 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas adds 12.2 points and 9.6 rebounds a night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 5-0-1 ATS in last 6 games against NBA Atlantic
- Thunder are 5-1 ATS in last 6 games following an ATS win
- Raptors are 0-4 ATS in last 4 games following a SU win
- Raptors are 1-5 ATS in last 6 games after allowing 100+ points in previous game
- Road Team is 4-0 ATS in last 4 meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Both teams are coming off of wins, but the Raptors have been up and down since Kyle Lowry’s injury– mostly down. Toronto has lost three of their last five, and Oklahoma City is riding a three-game win streak.
Toronto has home court, but that is usually meaningless in the last few meetings between these teams.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +3
The Thunder are on a roll and should continue the trend in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 105 – Toronto 102
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