Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/21/14
Oklahoma City Thunder (49-18) at Toronto Raptors (38-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +3.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Toronto on Friday night to face off against the Raptors.
The Toronto Raptors are having an outstanding season, having a record of 38-29, putting them in third place in the conference, behind the Heat and the Pacers. The Raptors do hold just the slightest of leads over the Bulls right now, and really ever since the break, the Bulls have been steadily closing the gap on Toronto. Still, the Raptors are nearly assured a playoff position this season, no matter what the seeding. Toronto is coming off a win on Wednesday night, where the Raptors defeated the Pelicans, 107-100 in New Orleans.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head North to Toronto on Friday night to face a pesky Raptors team. The Thunder are locked in battle right now for the top spot in the West, trailing the conference leading Spurs by just a game and a half at this point. OKC is hot right now, having won two straight, and four out their last five. The Thunder are ranked in the top ten in the league in nearly every major statistical category, and should be there in the end this season.
The Thunder are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when playing on no rest. Oklahoma City however is 2-5 agianst the spread in their last seven games on the road.
The Raptors are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games at home, and the Raptors are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Friday nights. Toronto is also 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games played against the West.
I love the Thunder this season, but this is a tough spot. Traveling to Toronto with no rest is tough for anyone, and the Raptors will be pumped and primed for this one, getting such a marquee team in their home building.