Raptors vs Thunder 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -1
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (25-14, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) go to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-17, 3rd in the Northwest Division). Toronto opens this game as 1 point underdogs. The total is set at 215.5.
The Raptors are covering the spread 53.8% of the time, having gone 21-18-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 67.5% of the time, going 27-13-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/13/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
01/07/20 PG Fred VanVleet Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/13/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Pascal Siakam comes into this game averaging 24.7 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.6 points per contest in 38.5 minutes per game. He averages 7.8 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Chris Paul averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 110.3 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.7 per game. The Raptors allow 105.2 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 109.2 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.83. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.4. The Thunder are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Thunder give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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