Raptors-Thunder Betting Guide: Can Short-Handed Toronto Compete on the Road?
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0), Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard (2).
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors-Oklahoma City Thunder
- Spread: Thunder -4.5
- Over/Under: 227
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors will face off on Wednesday as the Thunder look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Raptors will be without their starting point guard Kyle Lowry, but are looking to take the first game of a home-and-home series with the Thunder. Our experts analysts break down the matchup below.
Betting Trends to Know
The Raptors (50-21, .704) opened as 4-point underdogs. Since 2005, teams that have won 70% or more of their games have gone 69-102-2 (40.4%) against the spread when listed as underdogs in March and April in the regular season. — John Ewing
The Thunder have been struggling since the All-Star break. In their 14 games since the break they are 5-9 SU and 3-11 ATS per our Bet Labs data. Over that span they have been:
- The second-least profitable bet in the NBA ahead of only the Lakers
- The second-worst offense per 100 possessions ahead of just the Knicks — Malik Smith
Thinking about betting on Russell Westbrook to record a Triple-Double against the Raptors?
Here is something to consider: Russell Westbrook has faced Kawhi Leonard 33 times in the regular season and playoffs. Westbrook has recorded a triple-double in just two of those 33 games (6%). — Evan Abrams
Mears: How I’m Betting Tonight’s Game
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