Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (38-24) at Oklahoma City Thunder (34-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Toronto Raptors have lost seven of their last eight overall and are coming off a 103-94 road loss to the Hornets. DeMar DeRozan led the way with a game-high 30 points on 14 of 26 shooting while Kyle Lowry returned from a three-game absence to score 25 points with five three pointers, but no other player even finished in double digits in scoring as the Raptors fell to 38-24 on the season, which means they drop to fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, just 3.5 games in front of the fifth placed Wizards.
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Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have won nine of their last 12 overall and were going for a third straight win but lost to the Bulls by 108-105 in a thriller on Thursday. Russell Westbrook couldn't keep his streak of triple-doubles going, but still had himself a monster game of 43 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Serge Ibaka added 25 points on 12 of 19 shooting, but it still wasn't enough to get past the shorthanded Bulls who rallied late and stole the game on a clutch three-pointer from E-Twaun Moore who scored 19 points on nine of 10 shooting in just 22 minutes off the bench. With the loss, Oklahoma City falls to 34-28 on the season which has them just half a game ahead of the ninth-placed Pelicans in the Western standings.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Thunder are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Raptors are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Oklahoma City and the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings overall.
The Raptors made light work of the Thunder in a 100-88 win all the way back on Nov. 4, but Westbrook has been on an absolute tear lately and I don't want to be the one betting against him and OKC at home.