[8:10 PM] Raptors @ Thunder

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Raptors (4-2)

@ Oklahoma City Thunder (6-1)


Current odds:

Toronto Raptors: (+135)

Oklahoma City Thunder: (-155)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma City as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Oklahoma City to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Thunder by 3 points.

Russell Westbrook and DeMar DeRozan are the two highest scorers in the NBA, but both cooled a bit after scalding starts. DeRozan will try to bounce back from a season-low 23 points on Sunday when the Toronto Raptors kick off a stretch with eight of 10 on the road by visiting Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is supposed to be the scoring compliment to DeRozan but is 9-of-31 from the floor in the last two games and is shooting 36.6 percent on the young season. Starting small forward DeMarre Carroll is struggling as well and is 3-of-17 from the floor in the last three contests.

Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan goes into every game with an advantage in athleticism at the point guard spot with Westbrook but earns his money with his handling of center tandem Steven Adams and Kanter. Donovan starts Adams and uses him as the defensive anchor, with Adams recording six points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes on Monday while setting crushing screens to open holes for Westbrook. Kanter comes off the bench and provides scoring punch for the second unit, managing 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes in the win over the Heat.

Thunder G Victor Oladipo is 19-of-31 from the field in the last three games, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range.

Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas (left knee contusion) sat out Sunday and is day-to-day.

The teams split two meetings last season, with Toronto earning a 103-98 win at Oklahoma City.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick