Toronto Raptors at Oklahoma City Thunder, Raps -6.5, total is 200

Are you as scared as I am? Are you ready to be the laughing stock on the entire league? If not, maybe you should prepare yourself. I hate feeling this way and I hate being so negative towards my team but when the effort is gone, what is there to hope for?

Tonight the Raps take on the true sure thing in the NBA in the OKC Thunder and there is this awful feeling in my gut that the Thunder could shock everyone.

Add up how the Raps are playing. They look bored, like they don’t care and very lost. Chris Bosh for whatever reason looks fried and this team has not found itself since all of the big changes that happened two weeks ago.

Also take into account that this Thunder team, who were in Seattle last year, beat the Raps when Kevin Durant and his 150 lb. frame went off on Toronto just like all talented slashers do. OKC may suck as a team but they have a lot of young, fast and athletic players which we all know is pretty much what Toronto can’t stop. Nick Collison should have his family at the game tonight because he usually looks like Larry Bird when he plays the Raps.

I won’t be watching due to fear and the fact they I am getting set to head out for the holidays, so I wish everyone the best and will be praying the Raps can somehow not become the third win for the horrible Thunder club.

Here is everything you need to know for tonight’s game.

  • The Raptors have fallen into last place in the Atlantic Division, and are 2-6 since Jay Triano replaced Sam Mitchell as coach Dec. 3.
  • Toronto was outrebounded 47-37 on Wednesday, and has been outrebounded in each of its last 14 games.
  • OKC has gone nearly seven weeks without a victory at the Ford Center, as they’ve lost a franchise-record 11 straight home games since beating Minnesota 88-85 on Nov. 2.
  • The Raptors have lost six of their last eight on the road, and won’t return home until playing Denver on New Year’s Eve.
  • Kevin Durant is averaging 28.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting in his last five games, and scored 47 points in two games against Toronto last season.
  • The Raptors and Thunder split the two-game series in 2007-08 for the third straight season.

For Bettors

  • Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
  • Road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
  • Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
  • Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Prediction

Blerg, this is a hard one. Sad to say but I can’t even say 100% that the Raps will win. Screw it, they will. Toronto will find a way, it might not be pretty but the Raps win 102-95.

If not, who cares, I am off to Ontario for the week so have a great holidays everyone.

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