Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Toronto Raptors -2.5
Two of the top-5 squads of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the Oklahoma City Thunder, looking to end their current losing streak, are visiting the Toronto Raptors, who on the other hand want to extend a winning streak of their own.
Thunder are 42-30 so far in the league and are sitting on the fifth place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated against today’s opponent Toronto at home in overtime, 114-123. Raptors are 51-21 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Eastern Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against today’s opponent Oklahoma City on the road in overtime, 123-114.
Top Basketball BookmakersOklahoma City are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.2 ppg. He also adds 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, while Russell Westbrook follows with 23.2 ppg and leads the team both in assists made with 10.4 and in rebounding with 11.1 per game. Dennis Schroder adds 15.4 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game off the bench. Toronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27 ppg. He also adds 7.5 rebounds per game, while Pascal Siakam follows with 16.6 ppg, adding 7 rebounds per game. Serge Ibaka adds 15 ppg and a team high 8.1 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City lead Toronto 2-1 wins so far this season and they have won the previous game on the road with a 125-132 score. Toronto are 29-7 at home, while Oklahoma are 19-18 on the road. Those two teams have almost identical offenses with 114.4 and 114.2 ppg, while Toronto have a better defense, allowing 108.6 ppg to Oklahoma’s 111.1. Toronto have a better accuracy both from the field (47.1% to 45.4%) and from behind the arc (35.7% to 34.5%). Oklahoma City on the other hand grab more rebounds (48.2 to 45.3), while Toronto commit fewer turnovers (13.3 to 13.9) and dish more assists per game (25.1 to 23). Toronto are the favorite at home against an Oklahoma City team that has been quite inefficient lately.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Toronto Raptors -2.5 (-107)