Toronto Raptors VS Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview
As the Toronto Raptors (7-5) embark on a three-game road trip, they start their journey out West as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-7).
The Thunder started their season competitively but since then have dropped four games in a row and now find themselves in an all too familiar situation, looking on from the outside of the play-in picture. The Raptors will look to capitalize on the struggling Thunder as their squad nurses injuries.
In a matchup that could be up for grabs, get all the best betting advice, analysis, and more for tonight’s NBA action. At Canadian Sports Betting, we have all the best bets, odds & lines, and trends so you can find the top moneymaking wagers to stuff your bet slip with and bring home the bacon before all is said and done in the Raptors VS Thunder matchup.
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Raptors VS Thunder Picks
In tonight’s matchup between the Raptors and Thunder, there is sure to be plenty of highlights on display as two dynamic young teams compete for a much needed win.
The Toronto Raptors found their way back into the win column in their last outing, defeating the Houston Rockets in a back-and-forth affair. Without Pascal Siakam the Raptors certainly have not performed to the best of their ability. After losing their top offensive weapon as well as vocal leader on the court, the Raptors have made the best of the situation but are still struggling to produce at a high level.
On the other side of this battle are the OKC Thunder who have been on the wrong end of the scoreboard in their last four games. With a few close calls sprinkled into this rough patch, the Thunder have had no answers defensively this season, relying on their offence to secure them victories.
Look for both teams to play desperate in this matchup as the outcome could come down to the flip of a coin. Get all the best bets and winning picks on the Raptors VS Thunder and secure a win on a tight matchup.
Moneyline/Point Spread Pick: Toronto Raptors (ML/-5)
The Raptors may not be at 100%, but don’t let this cloud your judgement. Even without top frontcourt players in their lineup, the Raps have found ways to win games using their incredible defence. Limiting their opponents scoring chances, the Raptors excel at forcing turnovers and getting buckets in transition, pushing their opposition on their heels, and making them play at their tempo.
Facing a Thunder team that generally takes care of the ball well, look for the Raptors to apply pressure to the inexperienced members of the Thunder and strip them of the ball in the defensive zone.
Additionally, in the half-court the Thunder will have little to no answers for the Raptors beautiful ball movement, as they currently only have a few reliable defenders to roll out on a nightly basis. This will leave the Thunder exposed to several easy scoring opportunities in favour of the Raptors, finding three-point shooters open along the perimeter routinely throughout the game.
Look for the Raptors to outclass their opponents, forcing the Thunder to chuck up ill-advised shots to try and stay within striking distance, while the Raptors pick them apart and cruise to an easy road win. Back the Raptors to crush the Thunder, taking home the win and covering the five-point spread in their victory.
Over/Under Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points
The Raptors are set to control the pace of the game from start to finish, so expect tonight’s matchup to be fairly low-scoring. Missing their top scorer, the Raptors have found success by slowing the pace of the game when in control of the ball, limiting scoring chances for their opponents, and winning ugly as a result.
While the Thunder are an explosive team offensively, don’t rely on them to crack the code of the Raptors defence and put up their normal scoring averages. The Thunder don’t have enough go-to bucket getters to maintain control of this game, with the Raptors long and athletic defence able to matchup well with their top-scorers.
Watch for a slow pace and methodical shooting night from both sides in tonight’s contest, resulting in a low-scoring matchup, making the Under a fantastic bet to make on the Raptors VS Thunder.
Best NBA Player Prop Bets
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Scottie Barnes Under 8.5 Rebounds
Stepping up his game over the past few contests, Scottie Barnes has been a swiss army knife for the Raptors this season, able to chip in as a facilitator, rebounder, and scorer whenever he is called upon.
Facing a Thunder team that relies on athleticism and versatility to get the job done, look for Barnes to have a tougher time producing than he normally would. Being matched up with players similar to him in size and ability, Barnes may struggle to find the same output he has found in recent games.
Take the Under on Barnes rebound total, an area of his game we have seen dip in production over the last two matchups. While he may overachieve in other areas of the game, the Under on his board gathering total is a great bet.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Under 5.5 Assists
A potential All-Star this season, Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been stuffing stat sheets on a routine basis this season. Looking like one of the top young stars in the entire NBA, SGA has his hand in the pot of all things successful for the Thunder.
A combo-guard that can excel at all levels of the game, look for SGA to put more of his focus on scoring rather than dishing it out to the rest of his teammates. Likely going to be covered by opposing point guard, Fred VanVleet for much of the game, look for Gilgeous-Alexander to utilize his height and length against his shorter defender.
With his focus placed on scoring the rock, look for a drop-off in his assist numbers and bet the Under on Gilgeous-Alexanders assist total tonight.
Raptors VS Thunder Same Game Parlay
One of the best ways to bet on the NBA, same game parlays allow you to combine multiple wagers into one singular bet slip with increased odds for every bet added. These parlays can add immense value to your wagers, allowing for you to bet in smaller increments and receive huge payouts.
The catch with same game parlays however is every wager included in the bet must be correct, if a single leg fails to hit, your entire bet loses, making the margin for error zero.
Get the best same game parlay for the Raptors VS Thunder here at Canadian Sports Betting, and win big on tonight’s matchup.
- Josh Giddey Over 7.5 Rebounds
- Fred VanVleet 3+ Three Pointers Made
- OG Anunoby Over 18.5 Points
Total Odds: +310
Toronto Raptors VS Oklahoma City Thunder Public Betting Trends
Want to know where the general public is placing their bets? With NBA public betting trends you can see where the majority of money is being thrown down on a given matchup, providing insight and information for your own bets.
Find the latest public betting trends on the Raptors VS Thunder and use this information when crafting your own bets.
Toronto Raptors - 74%
Oklahoma City Thunder - 26%
Point Spread Trends
Toronto Raptors - 56%
Oklahoma City Thunder - 44%
Over - 59%
Under - 41%
Raptors VS Thunder Injury Report
Before placing a wager, it’s always important to note who is in or out of a game. With even one player making a world of difference in a matchup, reviewing the latest injury reports before placing a bet on the NBA is crucial to your bets chances of winning.
Check out our updated Raptors VS Thunder injury report and see who will be missing in action tonight and factor this into your bets for this matchup.
|Toronto Raptors||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|SF Justin Champagnie (Day-to-day, Back)||PF Darius Bazley (Out, Ankle)|
|C Khem Birch (Out, Knee)||PF Chet Holmgren (Out, Foot)|
|C Precious Achiuwa (Out, Ankle)|
|PF Pascal Siakam (Out, Groin)|
Best NBA Lines & Odds
If you’re going to place a bet on the Raptors VS Thunder game, you might as well ensure you’re going to make the most of it. Below you’ll find all of the top lines & odds on tonight’s tilt, so you can see where you can make the most profit on any of your bets.
See where you can get the best bang for your buck on tonight’s game and follow our direct sportsbook links to bet on these industry leading odds.
Toronto Raptors - DraftKings (-205)
Oklahoma City Thunder - BetRivers (+175)
Toronto Raptors - PointsBet (-107)
Oklahoma City Thunder - PointsBet (-107)
Over - PointsBet (-107)
Under - PointsBet (-107)
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