In a rematch of Wednesday’s thrilling overtime game in Oklahoma City, the second in the East Toronto Raptors (50-21), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the fifth in the West Oklahoma City Thunder (42-29), who on the other hand want to end their current losing streak and get payback for their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Toronto Raptors -2.5

Total: +226.5

Toronto Raptors have a 51-21 record (32-40 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Thunder with a 123-114 score in overtime, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27 ppg, adding 7.5 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 16.6 ppg and 7 boards per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder have a 42-30 record (36-36 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Raptors with a 114-123 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.2 ppg, adding 8.2 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 23.2 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 11.1 and in dimes made with 10.4 per game.

In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Thunder lead the Raptors 2-1 wins, having won the previous road game by 7 points. Raptors have a 29-7 home record, while the Thunder are 19-18 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 114.4 and 114.2 ppg, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 108.6 ppg to Thunder’s 111.1. Raptors have better percentages both in field goals (47.1% to 45.4%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 34.5%). Raptors are better in dimes made (25.1 to 23) and in turnovers committed (13.3 to 13.9) and Thunder are better in boards grabbed (48.2 to 45.3). Raptors have been very strong at home and Vegas odds give them a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the win.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Toronto Raptors -2.5 (-107)


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Nikos Lagouretos

    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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