Thunder, to cease disappointments vs Raptors

Thunder, to cease disappointments vs Raptors

The Oklahoma City Thunder is hoping to finally end their five-game losing streak when they meet with the Toronto Raptors in this match. This season have been disappointing for the Thunder as they failed to exceed the expectations of them. Their five-game losing streak means no good for them as it can lead them to an early exit. As for the Raptors, they are the opposite of the Thunder’s current situation. They are looking for their second consecutive victory, following their victory against the Rockets. This match will be on November 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM (GMT+8), as the Thunder play host to the Raptors.

For the 51 regular season games these two teams played, the Thunder is at the advantage as they won 31 games, compared to the Raptors‘ 20. However, this season, before their match, the visitors are the one who is playing better, as they recently came from a win. In fact, their campaign this season looks satisfying as they managed to pull off unexpected wins. For the coming days, they seek to capitalize their momentum, to continue on their winning ways. So, in their future matches, expect the Raptors to have a good winning streak as they slowly build their momentum.

Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder
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The hosts need more wins as they no longer afford more losses, or they will drop in the standings. On their last match, they had a duel against the Bucks which ended in a close-game defeat. It was a close match but unfortunately, the Thunder collapsed at the end of the game, which resulted to their defeat. Now, they fell to 4-7, bringing them to the bottom of their conference standing. With that, they need to bounce back as early as now. When it comes to offense, the Thunder 17th in the league, having the average of 111.7 points per game, and 16th defensively, giving up 114 points per game.

Shai Gilgeous- Alexander is the one leading the Thunder with an average of 31.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. Having those records, it just proves that he is an all-around player, an advantage for the Thunder. He also receives help from Lugurentz Dort, Josh Giddey, and Tre Mann. However, guys like Aleksej Pokusevski, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl needs to step-up as well.

Toronto Raptors

If their opponent is looking to halt their losing streak, this team is looking to win or the second consecutive time. In their last six games, the Raptors managed to win four of those, which is a good thing, proving that they are in a good momentum. They are currently 7-5 in their conference standings, and are hoping to change it tp 8-5. On their match against the Rockets, they pulled off a comeback victory when they were down by 11 points in the 1st quarter. Offensively, they stand at the 16th in the league having 112.3 points per game, and 4th defensively, giving up 106.8 points per game.

It was Paskal Siakam leading the Raptors with 24.8 points per game, 9.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. Guys like Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby, and Scottie Barnes are also producing for the Raptors.

Prediction:

Toronto Raptors
Total Under: 112.5
Odds: 0.97

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