NBA basketball betting handicappers are flocking to the Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand as they are one of the top young teams in NBA sports betting.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night with a starting time of 7 PM ET. This inter conference matchup has major playoff implications for the Thunder and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds for it so be sure and open your account today.
Toronto had a pro basketball betting record of 18-47 straight up and 28-35-2 against the spread. The Raptors paid out in just 13 of 31 away games. Toronto ranked a poor 25th in the NBA for points allowed on defense. Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 21.8 points per game while Jose Calderon had a team best 9.2 assists per game.
Oklahoma City had a basketball sports betting record of 41-23 straight up and 33-31 against the spread. The Thunder was 17-15 against the spread at home and went over the total in 21 out of 32 home games. OKC was one of the top offensive teams in the NBA with 104.8 points per game, which ranked 5th in the NBA.
The defense ranked 20th for points allowed in the NBA however and that was a major concern for handicappers when considering the Thunder’s playoff prospects. Superstar Kevin Durant had a team best 28.1 points per game while Russell Westbrook led OKC in assists with 8.5 per game. The Thunder were comfortably on top the Northwest Division standings.
Toronto has paid out in just 6 of their last 19 matchups with Oklahoma City as the series has gone over the total in 9 of the last 11 matchups. This is the second meeting of the season between these two teams.
Toronto scored a 111-99 home payout over the Thunder on December 3 as 1 point home dogs as the game went over the total of 209. Oklahoma City has paid out in their last 4 consecutive home games against Toronto with the series going over the total in 4 of the last 5 NBA basketball betting matchups at OKC.