Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Analysis & Picks 3/16/2023

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Analysis & Picks 3/16/2023

March 16, 2023



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The Toronto Raptors (33-36) will host the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-35) at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Oklahoma City has won their last three games, including a 121-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday where they covered as a 1-point favorite. They have won six of their last seven games and hold a season record of 41-25-3 ATS. Meanwhile, the Raptors snapped their three-game losing streak with a 125-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, covering as a 1-point underdog. They have gone 5-5 SU and ATS in their last 10 games, with a season record of 34-35 ATS.

In their 33 previous meetings, Oklahoma City has won 19 games while Toronto has won 14. The Thunder won their last encounter in mid-November with a 132-113 victory.


Despite occupying ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings, the Raptors have performed well in their home matches, losing only 13 of their 34 games at home, ranking sixth in the East. Meanwhile, the Thunder has improved significantly, winning six of their last seven games, with their only loss coming from Phoenix away (101-132). They have risen to the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings and have won four out of their last seven away games.


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Considering the Thunder’s impressive recent performances, including victories over strong opponents such as Golden State (137-138), Brooklyn (121-107), and New Orleans (110-96), they may have an advantage over the struggling Raptors, who have only won three of their last eight matches.


Although Oklahoma won the first head-to-head meeting between the two teams, for Thursday’s game it is the Raptors who come in with the edge according to oddsmakers. We will see if Oklahoma can increase its winning streak to 4 or if the Raptors can get their second consecutive victory after the excellent win over the Denver Nuggets.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Game Information


  • Date: 03/16/2023
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Scotiabank Arena.
  • How to Watch Thunder vs Raptors: NBC Sports Boston
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Thunder vs Raptors Betting Lines


Raptors are –250 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $40. On the other side, Thunder are +205 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $205.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Raptors at a 71.43% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Thunder have 32.79% probability of finishing the game with the W.

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