Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a foot infection, the team announced. Lowry was able to play in Monday’s game vs. the Detroit Pistons. He only played 24 minutes in the starting lineup. The Raptors will let him get some more time to let the foot heal.
With Lowry sidelined, we could see Rodney Hood or Stanley Johnson enter the starting lineup. The Raptors could opt to play Fred VanVleet at PG and Gary Trent Jr. at SG with Hood, Johnson or OG Anunoby playing SF. With Lowry sidelined, FVV becomes an elite GPP play at $7,700 on DraftKings. OG ($6,300) and Trent ($5,100) are also decent plays against an OKC squad that is missing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Al Horford for basically the rest of the season.
This shouldn’t impact the lines as much as you’d think. The Raptors were -8 against the Thunder on the road and were seeing more than 2⁄3 of the action on DraftKings Sportsbook when we got some betting splits. The O/U was at 223 and a lot of the public was leaning on the under, which will probably continue to drop now that Lowry is ruled out. I’d look at some player props if you can find any on FVV or Trent. VanVleet should get some more assists, so a Pts + Rebs + Asts line makes sense while Trent’s points prop will likely be popular.