Raptors-Thunder Betting Guide: Can Short-Handed Toronto Compete on the Road?

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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

The big question in this game is how much the Raptors care about winning this game. Let me explain.

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