Raptors vs Thunder Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 16, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (33-36) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-35) at Scotiabank Arena, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The Thunder are 6.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is 231.

How to bet Raptors vs. Thunder

Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -252 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +207 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 231 points.

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Raptors vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Thunder Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Raptors are 33-35-1 this season. Toronto has been victorious in 23, or 57.5%, of the 40 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Raptors have eclipsed the over/under in 53.6% of their opportunities this year (37 times in 69 games with a set point total).

In the Thunder’s 69 games this season, they have 43 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has won 45.7% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (21-25). Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 37 times in 69 opportunities (53.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 59 24.2 7.6 5.9 0.9 0.5 1.4
Fred VanVleet 57 19.4 4.2 7 1.7 0.6 3.1
Gary Trent Jr. 60 17.6 2.6 1.6 1.6 0.2 2.5
OG Anunoby 55 16.7 5.2 1.9 2 0.7 2
Scottie Barnes 66 15.7 7 4.8 1 0.8 0.9

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 58 31.3 4.8 5.6 1.7 1 0.9
Josh Giddey 64 16.2 7.9 6.2 0.8 0.4 0.9
Luguentz Dort 62 14 4.3 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 63 13.6 4.3 3.2 1.4 0.5 1
Isaiah Joe 59 9.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Dalano Banton: Out (Thumb)

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

With 112.6 points per game on offense, Toronto is 23rd in the NBA. Defensively, it cedes 112.1 points per contest, which ranks seventh in the league. When playing at home, the Raptors are scoring 2.2 more points per game (113.7) than they are when playing on the road (111.5). On offense, the Raptors have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 108.1 points per contest over that span compared to the 112.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Toronto ranks third-worst in the NBA with a 33.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is sinking 10.8 three-pointers per game (22nd-ranked in league). The Raptors have taken 64.8% two-pointers and 35.2% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 73.9% are two-pointers and 26.1% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is third-best in the NBA on offense (117.9 points scored per game) and ranked 20th on defense (116.2 points allowed). At home, the Thunder average 121 points per game. On the road, they average 114.5. The Thunder are posting 117.9 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is the same number of points they’re averaging for the season.

With 12.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36% from downtown, Oklahoma City is 13th and 15th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Thunder take 36.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 28.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 63.2% of their shots, with 71.7% of their makes coming from there.

Raptors vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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