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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 3/16/2023 Odds, Picks and Predictions

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 3/16/2023 Odds, Picks and Predictions

The upcoming NBA showdown at Scotiabank Arena is one that fans won’t want to miss as the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder prepare to do battle on Thursday night. The Thunder have been on a hot streak lately, winning three straight games, and are currently embroiled in a tight three-way race for the coveted eighth spot in the fiercely competitive Western Conference. Currently sitting in ninth place in the conference and third in the Northwest Division with a record of 34-35, the Thunder are eager to make their presence known in this critical matchup.

Oklahoma City’s last game was an impressive display of dominance against the Brooklyn Nets, as they outscored their opponents by a staggering 18 points in the third quarter, leading to a comfortable 121-107 victory on their home court. The Thunder’s All-Star guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, was in scorching hot form, pouring in a game-high 35 points and grabbing seven rebounds, while Lu Dort also played an integral role with 24 points and nine rebounds. With a field goal percentage of 46%, the Thunder will be looking to continue their winning streak against the Raptors in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against Toronto.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Thunder is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division. 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors 3/16/2023 Odds, Picks and Predictions

Meanwhile, the Raptors have won 21 of their 34 home games so far and are hot on the heels of the Atlanta Hawks, trailing them by just one game for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Toronto showcased their offensive firepower in their previous game against the Denver Nuggets, setting a franchise record with a 49-point first quarter en route to a convincing 125-110 home victory. 

The Raptors shot a commendable 53 percent overall, with 12 of their 30 three-point attempts finding the mark. With both teams vying for playoff positions, fans can expect an exciting and fiercely contested battle at Scotiabank Arena. PG Fred VanVleet nailed 8-for-12 from long distance and led all scorers with 36 points. O.G. Anunoby chipped in 24 points on 10-for-14 from the field. Newly acquired C Jakob Poeltl grabbed 11 rebounds and finished with a game-high plus-30 rating for the Raptors.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games in the Western Conference.
  • The total hung OVER in 4 of the Raptors’ last 5 games in the Northwest Division.
  • The Toronto Raptors are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games played in March. 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors. The NBA pick for this game is the Toronto Raptors. OKC Thunder PF Kenrich Williams will be out of the season for the ligament injury of his wrist to undergo surgery. Oklahoma City is the better defensive team in this matchup and is one of the best road teams against the spread. Prediction, Toronto Raptors win but will fall short to cover the spread at 117-115. 

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023


NBA Odds: Toronto Raptors -5.5 

NBA Totals: 230.5

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