Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, NBA

The Brooklyn Nets (8-18) welcome the Toronto Raptors (21-5) to Barclays Center. The Nets are 9.5-point underdogs and will try to put an end to their eight-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 222 points and it will air on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets ATS Odds

Both teams covered in their last contest. The Raptors (6.5-point favorites) beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-102, while the Nets (6-point underdogs) were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-112. The Toronto game went 14.5 points under the projected point total of 229.5, while the Brooklyn game finished 5 points over the projected point total of 221.

Toronto dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 12.7) and a free throw rate of 0.190 (matching their season average). Philadelphia recorded marks of 18.2 and 0.125, respectively, for those same stats. Brooklyn, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (23-30; 76.7 percent). Joe Harris played a pivotal role for Brooklyn with 19 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Toronto received a boost from Kawhi Leonard, who finished with 36 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

The Raptors dominated this series last year, winning all four games. In the most recent matchup, Toronto won 116-112. The Raptors’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Nets. Toronto had a rate of 12.5, while Brooklyn posted a mark of 11.6. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Raptors games have typically gone over the projected point total (61.5 percent). Toronto holds records of 21-5 straight up (SU) and 13-13 against the spread (ATS).

Nets games have no tendency in regards to the O/U total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Moreover, Brooklyn is 8-18 SU and 11-15 ATS.

The offense of Brooklyn (17th in the league with an offensive efficiency of 106.7) will battle against the top-notch defense of Toronto (seventh in the league with a defensive efficiency of 103.7). The Raptors figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Raptors vs. Nets Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Raptors rank 13 in blocks per game (5.346153846153846) while the Nets rank 26 (4.038461538461538).
  • Toronto ranks third in fast break points per game (18.6) while Brooklyn ranks 29th (9.3).
  • The Nets rank first in assists allowed per game (21.2) while the Raptors rank 17th (24.2).
  • Toronto averages 13.9 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Brooklyn ranks 27th in second chance points allowed per game (15.7).
  • Toronto ranks 11 in rebounds allowed per game (43.92307692307692) while Brooklyn ranks 25 (46.5).
  • The Raptors rank seventh in points off turnovers per game (19.2) while the Nets rank 27th (14.9).
  • The Raptors average 52.38461538461539 points in the paint per game, which ranks 6 in the NBA. The Nets rank 20 in points allowed in the paint per game (49.38461538461539).
  • Brooklyn ranks 1 in three pointers allowed per game (25.73076923076923) while Toronto ranks 13 (30.692307692307693).
  • Toronto ranks 10th in steals per game (8.3) while Brooklyn ranks 27th (6.7).
  • Brooklyn is 4-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Toronto is 4-0.
  • When scoring more than 100 points, the Nets are 8-14 and the Raptors are 20-5.
  • Brooklyn is 4-9 ATS at home, while Toronto is 7-5 ATS on the road.
  • The Raptors have 6 overs and 6 unders in 12 road games.
  • The Nets have 8 overs and 5 unders in 13 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Toronto and Brooklyn have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Raptors are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 1-4.
  • The Raptors\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.0, down from 8.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 102.6 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 109.4 points per game (1.7 below their season average).