Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors (By: Miyagi)
The Raptors have been random recently. I mean, come on, you can't lose by 25p to the Cavs at full strength and while chasing the Bucks for the top spot and the advantage. But oooh, yeah they have 2 wins in their last 4 games, they defeated the Lakers and the Knicks the worst teams in the league at the moment.
Whatever Kawhi does, and does some great things individually, he just can't lead a team or at least h can't lead this team and their record without him says that much! With Lowry missing this game it doesn't feel right backing the unreliable Raptors on the road against a top Western side.
The Thunder might have lost their last 3 games but I can only see one loss, against the Warriors. They should have won that game against Indiana, where George and Russell did everything in their powers to lose that game during the last two minutes with unbelievable turnovers and against the Heat they missed Russell to suspension. Yet, George is back in top form after his injury and had another great game against the Heat, Westbrook is transforming himself as the playoffs approaching and he is shooting the ball lights out this month, Grant is an extremely consistent two-way player as is Adams and Schroeder seems to be back in form as he had back to back solid games.
The Thunder have been great at home, they are eager to bounce back as they can still claim one of the top 4 spots in the West but they have no room for errors as they are running out of time. I trust them as a team a lot more while Lowry's absence made things a lot easier for me, yet, I will go with the lower line of 3 points just to make sure PG's and Westbrook's childish turnovers in crunch time won't hurt me again.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors predictions
|Thunder -3.0||Bet365||1.71||9||114-123 LOST (-9 units)|
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Toronto Raptors betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).