Toronto Raptors at Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/31/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (19-27) vs Toronto Raptors (18-29)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +8 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.1 points and 4.7 assists. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and OG Anunoby is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Raptors last 18 road games. The over is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 home games. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are easily the better team here and are going to be favorites for obvious reasons, but this is quite a thick line for a team that's lost 12 of their last 13 games. While the Oklahoma City Thunder have their issues, the Raptors aren't playing any better and only win by an average of 1.3 points in the favorite role. The Raptors aren't winning or covering numbers. I'm not laying a big number with the Raptors. It's OKC or pass for me.