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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 NBA Odds and Previews

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12-29-2019 NBA Odds and Previews

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

When: December 29, 2019 6:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
TV: FSOK
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma City Thunder +4 (-110) 214.5 o (-110) +130

Toronto Raptors
-4 (-110) 214.5 u (-110) -150
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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)
Dennis Schroder (18.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.7 APG)
Danilo Gallinari (18.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.2 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)
Kyle Lowry (20.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 7.6 APG)
Fred VanVleet (18.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 7.0 APG)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games.
Oklahoma City are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Toronto.
Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Toronto.
Oklahoma City are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Oklahoma City are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oklahoma City’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Raptors are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Toronto are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Dennis Schroder PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Toronto
Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Norman Powell SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam PF Groin is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Oklahoma City Thunder Toronto Raptors
44-43 Against the Spread 52-52
41-44 Straight Up 54-49
113 Points per Game 112
111 Points Allowed per Game 106
47.15 Offensive FG% 45.07
80.08 Offensive FT% 80.46
35.22 Offensive 3PT% 37.15
45.71 Defensive FG% 42.24
80.71 Defensive FT% 75.48
34.13 Defensive 3PT% 33.58

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