Raptors vs. Thunder Predictions
The Thunder are off to a fantastic start in 2016 but will they score a win tonight against the Raptors at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 3.5-point home favorite versus the Raptors while the over/under currently sits at 202 points. As for this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original number posted by oddsmakers.
RAPTORS KEY TRENDS: The Raptors are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and are winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record. They’ve also failed to cover the spread in 12 of their last 17 games versus a team with a winning straight up record and are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games versus Western Conference foes.
THUNDER KEY TRENDS: The Thunder have been a great play of late, covering in four of their last five games and going 5-1 against the number in their last six games following a victory of more than 10 points. They’re also a solid 7-2 at the betting window in their last nine home games and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record as well.
OUR PREDICTION: The Thunder’s lone loss in their first seven games came at Golden State last week. They’ve played locked-down defense since the start of the year, ranking third in defensive efficiency at 94.6. If OKC can use that suffocating defense to slow down the league’s leading scorer in DeMar DeRozan, then the Thunder should eventually pull away in the fourth quarter and cover for bettors.
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