Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (3-0) at Oklahoma City Thunder (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Thunder kicked off their season with three straight wins but hit a bit of a speed bump in Monday's 110-105 loss to the Rockets. Russell Westbrook led the offense with 25 points and 11 assists but battled trouble, which meant that the Thunder had to lean on Kevin Durant who poured in 20 points in the first half but finished with just 29 points for the game. In the end, the Thunder blew a 14-point lead in the second half needed someone other than Durant or Westbrook to bail them out but the Thunder's lack of depth cost them.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors have won all four of their games to start the season and looked particularly good in last night's 102-91 win over the Mavericks. Kyle Lowry wreaked havoc in the paint, leading the way with 27 points and 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points while Luis Scola chipped in with 19 points as the Raptors battled with the Mavericks for three quarters before pulling away in the fourth. The only blemish from the win was DeMarre Carroll who scored just three points in 34 minutes of play, but he scored 14, 21 and 14 in his first three games.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games aginast a team with a winning record, while the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 0-5 ATS in their last five against the NBA Atlantic.
Head to head, the Raptors are a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the Under is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder are always so tough to beat at home, but the Raptors have been playing too well to be 9-point underdogs against anyone.