Toronto Raptors at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Tips 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 50-21. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.5 as they average 114.1 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 42-29. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 114.5 points per contest and give up 110.9, which is a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-38-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 40-31-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-35-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-37-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/18/19 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
03/12/19 F Serge Ibaka Suspension is out 3 games
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
03/18/19 F Nerlens Noel Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
03/18/19 PG Russell Westbrook Suspension Served is probable Wednesday vs Toronto
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.8 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.0 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Paul George averages 28.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 10.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.0 per game. The Raptors allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 6th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.2 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.0. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Thunder surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder were 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game last season.
The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +5
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