Basketball Betting: Raptors vs. Thunder

This is Coach Scoot with SBG Global, previewing NBA action between the Raptors and Thunder. The Toronto Raptors head south of the border and into America's heartland to face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. The initial tip off of this contest in Chesapeake Energy Arena is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and will be shown on NBA TV as the winner in last weeks Fan Night voting.

Toronto (1-2) beat the Minnesota T-Wolves 105-86 in Canada on Sunday, albeit with Kevin Love out with an injury. Kyle Lowrey and Demar Rozan each scored 22 points in that one. Previously, the Raptors had dropped the first 2 affairs of the 2012 campaign to Indiana (90-88) and Brooklyn (107-100). Start your Basketball Betting on Raptors vs. Thunder Game.

Oklahoma City (1-2) has found life a bit difficult without James Harden who has been excelling for the Rockets. That said, Kevin Martin, acquired as part of the deal with Houston, has filled in nicely off the bench for OKC averaging 21 points a game. He had a team best 28 in Sundays 104-95 loss to Atlanta. Kevin Durant is averaging 23 points and 14 boards, but has been guilty of 5 turnovers per game thus far this year. This is the 3rd and final game of this homestand.

The Raptors are 9-1-1 ATS lately against opponents from the Western Conference. They are 1-4 ATS coming off of a SU win by more than 10 points. The Thunder are 6-0 ATS against opponents from the NBA Atlantic Division. They are 1-5-1 ATS over their last 7 games overall, and 0-4 ATS coming off of 1 day of rest.

The home team is 5-2 ATS over the last 7 matchups between these teams. The Raptors are 3-8 ATS against the Thunder overall, and 1-5 ATS when playing in Oklahoma City. The total has gone OVER in 9 of the last 13 matchups between the two teams. Check the Basketball Betting Odds for Raptors vs. Thunder Game.

The Thunder have won 3 of 4 at home in this series. Their last meeting, in April 2012, resulted in a 91-75 Thunder victory. In that one, OKC was a 12 ½ point favorite. In a March 2011 matchup, the Raptors won 95-93, as 14 ½ point underdogs.

Oklahma City is an 8.5 point (-$110) home favorite from SBG Global Sports Betting site. The under/over is 197 (-$110).

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