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2022 NBA Handicapping
(29-23) Toronto Raptors vs. OKC Thunder (17-36)
Date: Wednesday, February 9th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -476 | Thunder -345 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -9
NBA Betting Total: 208
Wednesday, February 9th, finds the Toronto Raptors facing the OKC Thunder for the second and final time this season. OKC won the initial meeting 110-109 on December 8th.
Both teams last played Monday with the Raptors defeating the Hornets 116-101 while OKC lost 98-110 to the Warriors.
Last season the clubs played twice each winning on the road. The Thunder holds the all-time record with 31 wins in 50 matches versus the Raptors.
Toronto is finally fully healthy and this recent run of success is testament to having the five starters and two or three reserves Nick Nurse trusts.
A perfect example of the balanced starting lineup was displayed in the win versus the Hornets with four starters scoring over 20 points and rookie Scottie Barnes added 15 points.
The core has only played 15 games together and the recent six game win streak is testament to how quickly they’ve meshed.
Pascal Siakam is playing the best ball of his career through the last 20 games while Fred VanVleet has morphed into Kyle Lowry 2.0. OG Anunoby is All-Defense worthy and has ice in his veins taking clutch time shots.
Gary Trent Jr. is thriving in his increased offensive role while showing major growth on the defensive end. As for rookie Scottie Barnes there aren’t enough superlatives to describe how special he is.
Even the reserves are showcasing improvement with Precious Achiuwa serving as the perfect example of the Raptors development staff prowess with him shooting 58.3% from deep through the last 10 games.
Still, this team feels like it’s one quality reserve player away from joining the tier above, but the bottom line is they are closer than many imagined.
Every time the Thunder faces the Raptors there is extra incentive as Lu Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are Canadian and get up for these matches. SGA won’t be available for this match so expect Dort to get plenty of touches.
Although OKC lost to the Warriors they battled despite being severely shorthanded and forced the Warriors to bring their best effort.
Dort led the way with 26 points, four rebounds, an assist and three steals. Darius Bazley added a season-high 20 points while rookie Josh Giddey registered a double-double effort of 16 points and 11 rebounds plus seven assists.
Mike Muscala (ankle) and Aaron Wiggins (ankle) are all questionable while Isaiah Roby (ankle) was downgraded to out Wednesday.
Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) will be out until after the All-Star break while Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) and Vit Krejci (ankle) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- The Thunder are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the clubs
- The over/under is 6-3-1 in their last 10 head to head matches
- Toronto are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Thunder are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of OKC’s last 7 games against an Eastern opponent
Free Toronto Raptors vs. OKC Thunder NBA Prediction:
These teams have split the season series the past three seasons and the way the Raptors are playing there is no reason to believe they won’t make it four seasons in a row.
Toronto is playing confident having won six games in a row so with the Thunder missing SGA and shorthanded the only question is whether the Raptors will cover the spread. I’m leaning toward yes based on how they dealt with the Hornets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors ATS
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