Raptors vs. Thunder - 3/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (51-22) at Toronto Raptors (49-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +2 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, Sportsnet One
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors clash Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four of their last five road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 14 of their last 20 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 12.7 points and nine rebounds. Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I really like the Raptors, but they're banged up and have been hit or miss as of late. Meanwhile, the Thunder are downright rolling and seem to be making a statement heading into the playoffs. I like OKC and the small line.