Nets vs. Raptors Pick
Can the Toronto Raptors remain dominant at home when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to town tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Toronto is favored at home in this game, as the Raptors are getting odds of -11 points against Brooklyn. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 218.5 points. The Raptors have won eight straight meetings with the Nets, covering the spread in the last three encounters. Tonight’s game takes place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Brooklyn is coming off a 111-104 loss at home to the Knicks on Thursday night for its second loss in three games. The Nets are now 11-16 overall and they are 5-8 on the road this season. Brooklyn has been pretty good at covering, going 17-10 against the spread this season. The Nets are scoring 108.2 points per game this year, while allowing 110.6 per contest on defense. Brooklyn is thing at PG with both D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin dealing with knee injuries. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the scoring leader right now with 14.9 points per game.
The Raptors are coming off a 115-109 win at Phoenix on Wednesday for their seventh win in eight games. Toronto is now 18-8 overall and they come home, where they are 9-1. At the betting window, Toronto is just 14-12 against the spread this season and only 2-4 ATS in their last six games. The Raptors are averaging 110.7 points per game on offense while allowing 103.4 defensively. When at home, Toronto’s scoring average jumps up to 116.1 points per game. DeMar DeRozan is leading the Raptors with 23.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while Kyle Lowry is adding 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7 assists per contest.
The Raptors are coming off a long road trip out West and should be eager to return home. They also face a Brooklyn team that played last night and just doesn’t have a lot of talent on the roster. While the Nets made a trade with the 76ers this week, we have yet to see how that will work out. Brooklyn has been good at covering, but the Nets are heavily outmatched at the guard position in this game. That should allow the Raptors to cruise to a big win. The public betting siding with the Raptors and I agree.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -11
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