Two of the five best teams of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the fifth in the West Oklahoma City Thunder (42-29), looking to end their current losing streak, are hosting the second in the East Toronto Raptors (50-21), who on the other hand want to turn their latest victory into a streak.

Date/Time: 03-20-2019, 21:30 EDT

Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5

Total: +225.5

Oklahoma City Thunder have a 42-29 record (36-35 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Heat with a 107-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.3 ppg, adding 8.2 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 22.9 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 11.1 and in dimes made with 10.5 per game.

Toronto Raptors have a 50-21 record (31-40 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against the Knicks with a 128-92 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27.1 ppg, adding 7.4 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 16.4 ppg and 6.9 boards per game.

Thunder won both meetings against the Raptors last season (at home by 17 points and on the road by 7). Thunder have a 23-11 home record, while the Raptors are 21-14 on the road. Thunder are better offensively, scoring 114.5 ppg to Raptors’ 114.1, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 108.6 ppg to Thunder’s 110.9. Raptors have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 45.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.6% to 34.6%). Raptors are better in dimes made (25 to 23) and in turnovers committed (13.3 to 13.9) and Thunder are better in boards grabbed (48.2 to 45.2). Thunder have Westbrook back in this game and Vegas odds give them a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against a Toronto squad that will probably be missing their All-Star guard Kyle Lowry.

Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 (-111)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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