Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 – The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors lock horns for the first time this season. The Thunder are making a strong case as a legit playoff contender in a loaded Western Conference, while the Raptors will try to stay elite in the East despite the injuries to Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol. Toronto opened as 2.5 points NBA Moneyline favorites heading into Sunday’s game at Scotiabank Arena, yet the Thunder are coming in a real threat to any team with the level of play they are playing as of late.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 Betting Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Thunder has put themselves in playoff contention after winning six of their last seven games. After trading away stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City keeps on grinding out wins this season, some of the victories were against elite title contenders. The question now is how long can Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder sustain this impressive run.
Players to Watch: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (19.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.9 APG)
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors snapped their two-game losing skid with a big win in Boston, 113-97. Kyle Lowry had a stellar performance, recording a game-high 30 points with 7 assists. Serge Ibaka also chipped in 20 points, while Fred VanVleet and Patrick McCaw recorded 18 points each.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (25.1 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 3.6 APG)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
Toronto are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Sports betting sites still give the Raptors a bit of an edge heading into the game based on their latest NBA betting lines. Despite playing without their three key players, Toronto just proved they can beat elite teams after thrashing the Celtics on the road. Against the Thunder, it will be interesting how head coach Nick Nurse can topple the seventh-best efficient team in the NBA.
Moneyline: The Thunder are 2-1 in their last three games with the Raptors, though this is the first time they will meet this season. My money is in Toronto to win SU despite missing Siakam, Gasol and Powell. They are 13-4 at home and 18-2 as favorites.
ATS: A 2.5 point handicap won’t be a problem for the Raptors, who are outscoring opponents by at least seven points at home this season.
TOTALs: The total opened at 214.5 points. The Raptors and the Thunder are averaging a combined 220 points per game this season. With both teams missing key defensive lynchpins on their lineup, expect the game to exceed 214 points and wind up between 220-225 points.
Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Raptors