NBA Prediction: Raptors vs. Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have won seven of their last 10 games overall but only covered four times in that same span. Now they’re a 4.5-point home favorite on Friday night versus the Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Nets cash?
519 Toronto Raptors (+4.5) at 520 Brooklyn Nets (-4.5); o/u 242
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, February 5, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Toronto Raptors DFS Spin
Pascal Siakam tallied 12 points (4-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 36 minutes Tuesday vs. Orlando. After scoring 30 or more in back-to-back games for the first time this season, Siakam was comparatively quiet Tuesday night. But it wasn’t a huge deal, as Fred VanVleet scored a franchise-record 54 points and Norman Powell added 23. Siakam got off to a slow start this season, but he has been more productive of late. Over the last week, he’s providing 6th round value in 9-cat formats and 5th round value in 8-cat.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the leading vote-getters in their respective conferences for the NBA All-Star Game. With 2,302,705 votes, Durant leads the way regardless of conference while James (2,288,676) is the top vote-getter in the West. Only three players have at least two million votes as of the first update, with Stephen Curry (2,113,178) being the other. It is expected that this year's All-Star Game, which is on track to be held March 7 in Atlanta, will revert back to the traditional East vs. West format. In recent years, the top vote-getter in each conference served as team captain and was given the opportunity to pick their teammates.
Raptors vs. Nets Betting Prediction
The Raptors covered the spread in four of their last five meetings with the Nets in Brooklyn and are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 road games. The Nets, meanwhile, are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games as a home favorite and failed to cover in all four of their last four games when coming off an ATS win like they are tonight.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +4.5