Thursday, March 16, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 38-29. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 39-28. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Steven Adams comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.3 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Serge Ibaka averages 15 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Oklahoma City averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.39 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Toronto averages 107.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.78 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 37-29-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-33-5 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-32-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/13/17 F DeMarre Carroll Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3
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