Nets vs. Raptors Prediction
The Nets and Raptors square off in Toronto tonight at 7:30PM ET. Is the under a good play for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are 15-point home favorites versus the Nets after opening as a 14.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 222.5 before dropping to 221.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
BROOKLYN KEY TRENDS: The Nets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games and have failed to cover in six of their last seven games overall. They've also been a horrible bet playing on zero rest, going 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games when playing on back-to-back-nights. They're just 1-6 against the number in their last seven games coming off a loss as well.
TORONTO KEY TRENDS: The Raptors are 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 conference games and are 9-4-1 against the number in their last 14 home games. That said, they're winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a win and are winless at 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games following an ATS win.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 4-1 in the last five games between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Toronto. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Nets' last six road games, is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games overall, and is 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. The over has been cashing in recent Toronto games but with this likely to be a blowout in the Raptors' favor, I like the scoring to score down in the fourth quarter and for bettors to cash the under.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: NETS/RAPTORS UNDER 221.5