The NBA free play on Wednesday was my only red mark on the card. I’ll try to nail a better result with tonight’s pro hoops comp.

703 THUNDER at 704 RAPTORS

Take: 704 RAPTORS -2.5

I like this play from a situational standpoint. Toronto has been really good when well rested. For the season, the Raptors are a sizzling 12-2/11-3 when enjoying the luxury of playing with two or more days rest.

This is a fairly important game for the hosts, as they now have just a two game cushion for the #4 spot in the Eastern Conference, with would mean a home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Oklahoma City is safely in the playoffs in the Western Conference and Westbrook is virtually an automatic triple double these days.

But the Thunder are not a very good road team and the scheduling dynamics here indicate the home team. The spread is an unlikely obstacle being as low as it is, so I will give the Raptors a roll this evening.

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