Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors - 4/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (23-34) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (20-36)
Game Info: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.8 points and 4.7 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Sunday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The under is 10-2 in Thunder last 12 road games. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 overall. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors aren't a team you should be looking to back in the favorite role, especially double-digit chalk when it looks like guys are checking out mentally. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder have lost nine straight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 21 points. Backing OKC in any shape or form right now is impossible. So, it's the Raptors and the big chalk or pass.