Raptors vs. Thunder Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Friday, Mar 22

Toronto Raptors guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
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The Raptors host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Mar 22. Today’s game is set for 7:00 ET and will be shown on SN. Oklahoma City comes into this game as 15.5-point favorites with the total set at 231. Keep reading to get our Raptors vs. Thunder player props and predictions.

Raptors vs. Thunder Odds

  • Spread: Thunder -15.5
  • Total 231

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Game Info

  • Date: Friday, Mar 22
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto ON
  • TV: SN

Thunder Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Thunder have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Thunder have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 0-3.

Raptors Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Raptors have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 0-5 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games at home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Will the Thunder Make it Happen in Toronto?

Today, the Thunder are favored by 15.5 points against the Raptors. This season, Oklahoma City has been favored in 52 of their 68 games and have a record of 39-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game.

Oklahoma City’s ATS record for the season is 40-28, but they have failed to cover the spread in their last four games. On the road, they are 18-15 ATS compared to 22-13 ATS at home.

The Thunder’s O/U record for the season is 36-31-1, and their games have averaged 233.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231, and 43 of their games have had higher O/U lines. This year, their games have averaged a combined scoring total of 233.4 points.

In their most recent game, the Thunder defeated the Jazz by a score of 119-107. The O/U line for that game was 232 points. Oklahoma City’s record for the season is 48-20, which is the best in the Western Conference.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Thunder are one of the league’s top offenses, averaging 120.7 points per game (3rd). However, they have scored below the NBA average in 29.4% of their games this season. Over the last two games, they have scored below their season average.

Oklahoma City’s offense has been particularly effective from beyond the arc, leading the league in three-point shooting percentage (39%). On average, they make 13.4 threes per game (9th).

When it comes to pace, the Thunder are 12th in the NBA, averaging 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 2nd in the league at 50%.

At this time, the Thunder’s defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.0 points per game. The Thunder defense is coming off a game in which they held the Jazz offense to just 48.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 107 points to Utah.

Can the Raptors Lock in a Home Win?

As the underdog, the Raptors have failed to cover the spread in their last nine games. Today, they are getting 15.5 points as the underdog. Against the spread at home, they are 13-21 and 31-38 overall.

Toronto’s O/U record for the season is 35-33-1, and their games have averaged 231.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is also 231, and the team has hit the under in four straight games.

The Raptors are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-46. In their last game, they lost to the Kings by a score of 123-89. Toronto was a 11-point underdog in that game.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Raptors are 16-26 and 7-20 against non-conference opponents. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place.

At home, the Raptors are scoring 110.3 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Toronto is 16th in the league at 47%. They are 13th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 25th in the NBA at 35%. They are making 11.8 threes per game, which is 22nd in the league. In terms of free throw attempts, Toronto is 16th at 21.6 per game.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 44.9% of their games. They have also scored below their own scoring average in their last four games.

On average, the Toronto defense is giving up 118.1 points per game (24th). Right now, they are on a 5 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.3% from downtown.

Raptors vs. Thunder Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his points prop of 30.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -115 while the under is at -111. Based on our projections, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to go 11/21 from the field, resulting in 32 points. We recommend taking the over on his prop bet, which offers a payout of -115.

  • The Prop: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 30.5 Points (-115)

Raptors vs. Thunder Predictions

In this Thunder vs. Raptors matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Raptors at +15.5. While we project the Thunder to win 115-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Raptors for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 231, and our model projects the Thunder and Raptors to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

The Pick: Raptors +15.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook