Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors Predictions & Betting Odds - NBA Preview
January 15, 2020
Oklahoma City Thunder (23-17) meet defending NBA champions the Toronto Raptors (25-14) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Thunder secured a 117-104 win on the road at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Danilo Gallinari led the scoring for the Thunder with 30 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists.
Oklahoma are currently averaging 109.2 Points per Game (PPG), while allowing 107.3 (PA). Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.9 PPG for Oklahoma. They are 13-7 on home-court this season.
Toronto surrendered an 18-point lead in losing 105-104 at home to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Serge Ibaka scored 21 points and had a season-high 15 rebounds for Toronto, Norman Powell scored 20 points and Kyle Lowry added with 16 points and a season-high 15 assists.
The Raptors average 110.3 PPG, while allowing 105.2 (PA). Pascal Siakam leads the way with 24.7 PPG. They are 11-7 on the road this season.
The defeat against the Spurs notwithstanding, there was good news for the Raptors with the return to action of Siakam and Powell on Sunday after missing 11 games apiece. Marc Gasol is now expected to return for the trip to Oklahoma after missing the last 12 games. Without the key trio, Toronto went 6-5 over 11 games.
Thunder vs Raptors Betting Lines & Prediction
Although Oklahoma have won 12 of their past 15 games, Toronto having an almost fully fit roster makes them our tips in predictions for this game.
The Thunder are on offer at odds of -125 (1.80) with Betway Sports on the Money Line, with the Raptors the slight outsiders at +111 (2.11) with Sports Interaction.
NBA Predictions: Money Line – Toronto Raptors to Win @ +111 (2.11) with Sports Interaction