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    Toronto Raptors versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-6-2013

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    The 25-7 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to face the 12-21 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Toronto is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The point spread from this NBA game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 197 points. When the odds came out in this game a few hours ago it was OKC favored by -7 points and the total of 197 points. There has been no movement on the total and a ½ point move on the Thunder.

    The teams met back on November 6th and it was the Thunder with the 108-88 home win against the Raptors as a -9 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 198 points.

    The Thunder is 8-4 on the road this season. They are winners of four of their past five games. OKC bounces back from a bad 17 point home loss to Brooklyn with the 109-85 home victory on Friday night to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 196 ½ points. The team had a good shooting night making 52% of their shots with 10 of 17 from three. Philadelphia is an opponent who struggles offensively so a good shooting night easily put away the 76ers. OKC is the number two ranked scoring offense in the league as the push across over 105 points a game. They defend well giving up less than 43% shooting good for 3rd in the NBA in opponents field goal percentage.

    The Raptors are 8-6 on their home court. They have played good basketball of late winning eight of their past ten games. They suffer a bit of a setback on Friday night in a 105-96 home defeat to the Sacramento Kings as a -7 point betting favorite. The total landed over 196 points. Toronto had a bad third quarter as they get outscored by the Kings 28-10. The Raptors shot poorly with just 38% from the floor and allowed Sacramento to connect on over 52% of their shots. Toronto sits in the lower third of the league in two major defensive categories as they allow 99 points a game and 46% shooting to their opponents per game.