Raptors vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors continue their impressive road play when they take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30PM ET?
509 Toronto Raptors at 510 Brooklyn Nets
Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Toronto is favored on the road, as the Raptors are getting odds of -9 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 221 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on the Raptors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Toronto Raptors are coming off a 113-102 win over the 76ers on Wednesday night for their ninth win in 10 games. The Raptors are now 21-5 overall, 10-2 on the road, 13-13 against the spread and 16-10 with the over. They have covered in just one of their last four.
Toronto is great on both sides of the ball right now. They average 116.4 points per game on offense while shooting 49 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 108 points per game while holding opponents to just 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game to lead Toronto while Kyle Lowry is adding 14.6 points and 10.1 assists per contest.
Nets on big skid
The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a 114-112 loss at home to Oklahoma City on Wednesday night for their eighth straight loss. Brooklyn is now 8-18 overall, 3-10 at home, 11-15 against the spread and 13-13 with the over/under total. The Nets are just 1-4 ATS in their last five.
The Nets are scoring just 108.7 points per game on offense this year while shooting 44.1 percent from the arc. Defensively, Brooklyn is allowing 111.1 points per game while opponents are shooting 46.4 percent from the field. The team has been struggling since losing leading scorer Caris LeVert for the season with a gruesome foot injury. He was averaging 18.4 points per game. D’Angelo Russell is now leading the way with 18.0 points and 5.7 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 15.7 points and 4.8 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games when playing on 1 day of rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five following a win.
The Nets are just 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games, but 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record.
The Nets haven’t been terribly competitive over recent weeks despite close losses at home this week. Brooklyn doesn’t have the talent to compete with Toronto tonight, even if the Raptors are a step slow. Brooklyn relies too heavily on its guards for offense and that will be a problem against a team that can defend the arc very well. I look for Toronto to roll to a big win tonight.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -9