Each of the last four seasons has followed a familiar pattern — the teams split the series each winning once and one of the two games ends up being super close. Scroll down for our Thunder Raptors Prediction and Game Details The Canuck Connection:The other storylines are obvious. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dalano Banton both grew up less than an hour from Toronto while Luguenz Dort, Chris Boucher, and Khem Birch all grew up in Montreal. Plus there are the National team ties — Nick Nurse is the head coach and each of the aforementioned quintet has played either this past offseason or one prior for Nurse.
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While Chet Holmgren (foot) continues his role of leading the cheers as he continues to heal and rehab. Toronto hasn’t been fully healthy yet this season with at least eight regular rotation players missing time. But the current players out leaves Nick Nurse searching to infill major production. Specifically, Pascal Siakam who leads the Raptors in scoring, rebounding, and assists. He slipped on a wet spot on the hardwood in Dallas straining his groin and will be out for a minimum of two weeks. Precious Achuiwa (ankle) is in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in 10 days. Justin Champagnie (back) is questionable, and Khem Birch (knee) is out.
The Raptors say Precious Achiuwa is out indefinitely with partial tears of ligaments in his right ankle. Already without Pascal Siakam, Toronto is now down another rangy forward. — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) November 10, 2022OKC Thunder vs. Raptors Stats Comparison and PredictionThere are a lot of common traits displayed between these two clubs.
5 (2nd)Steals: 10. 1 (2nd)Points scored in the paint: 55. 5 (2nd)OPPONENT points off turnovers: 14 (2nd)OPPONENT scoring on fast break 10. 6 (3rd fewest)Blocks: 6. 4 (4th)With each team being able to take away the other side’s best offensive skill the match likely comes down to the boards. The Raptors rank higher in rebound percentage for all three categories. If you just looked at the box score for the Bucks’ double-overtime match you’d be citing how many points the Thunder got up.
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Game Tonight: OKC Thunder vs Raptors Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, for Nov. 11The pendulum of change can be cruel and that’s where the OKC Thunder currently find themselves. OKC rode the upswing of that pendulum winning four games in a row but with the blade oscillating back to the center they’ve endured a four-game losing streak. The team they hope to end the streak against is the Toronto Raptors, who historically serve up entertaining seasonal matchups. With five Canadians on the two teams, this contest registers a huge draw North of the border.
It’s most noticeable on defense because he can’t slide – so guys he usually guards with his eyes closed are driving by him. Rookie Christian Koloko is also getting expanded minutes and showing once again how great the Raps are at drafting. The 7’1 center set new career highs versus the Bulls this past week including blocking six shots. Additionally, Nurse has vets Otto Porter Jr. and Thad Young (both the pre-requisite 6’8″ Raptor size) who have high IQ’s and are strong defenders plus microwave scorer Gary Trent Jr. and reserve energy specialist Chris Boucher.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the teams in OKC. The Raptors are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City. Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Under is 11-4 in the Raptors’ last 15 road games. Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change. Thunder Starting Lineup:With Alesej Pokusevski back from his shoulder injury, Mark Daigneault wasted no time inserting him back into the starting rotation. It could just be to counter length/size but I think this might be the quintet who starts the majority of games:Josh GiddeyShai Gilgeous-AlexanderLuguentz DortAleksej Pokusevski (or Jalen Williams)Jeremiah Robinson-EarlInjury ReportDarius Bazley tweaked an ankle in the Bucks match and is ruled out Friday.
Dort played with Andrew Wiggins and RJ Barrett, etc two years ago whereas Shai and his cousin were part of games this offseason. The complete complement of players is expected to be ready for the FIBA World Championships (assuming they qualify). Canadian execs, Steve Nash and Rowan Barrett Sr. imitated the Jerry Colangelo method asking players to commit to a four-year window (one full Olympic cycle) with all the big guns agreeing. Jamal Murray and Lu Dort were both in camp this summer despite being injured — just to hang with the group and build comradery.
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But Milwaukee’s top three players were out — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Chris Middleton. Gilgeous-Alexander was special again, but that felt like one that got away (or if I put on my biased hat one that was whistled away). Like the Bucks, Toronto will be missing their best player and typically the first player off the bench but still have Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby who’ve picked up the slack. Scottie Barnes has been playing through an ankle that hasn’t been right for two weeks.
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The most obvious is turnovers but there are other similarities. I’ve listed a few below (all per game measurements):Raptors:Fewest turnovers per game: 12. 2 (1st)Points scored off turnovers: 22. 8 (1st)Steals: 10. 8 (1st)Points scored off fast break: 22. 5 (1st)OPPONENT points off turnovers: 15. 2 (4th)Blocks: 6. 2 (5th)OPPONENT PIP scoring 45. 0 (sixth fewest)Thunder: Turnovers per game: 12. 5 (2nd)Points scored off turnovers: 21.
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