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Nets vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds TOR -2.5, BKN +110 | TOR -133 O/U 221.5
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 8-10. So far, the team has gone 8-9-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Brooklyn is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Nets are coming off a disappointing 115-106 loss to the 76ers. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. Brooklyn was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the 76ers by 9 going into halftime. In the loss, Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 9-8, while going 10-7-0 vs the spread. Looking back on Raptors’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 116 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
Toronto will be gunning to get in the win column vs Brooklyn, as they previously lost to the Hawks by a score of 124-122. However, because they entered as 5 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Toronto went on to lose the game despite leading by 7 heading into halftime. In the loss, Scottie Barnes led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 37.9%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the 2021-2022 season, the Nets and Raptors split the series, with each team going 2-2. This year, Toronto will look to do a better job at home, as they also split their games at the Scotiabank Arena. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 113.0 points per game vs the Raptors. On the other side, Toronto saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Nets, as they averaged 118.5 points per game in these matchups. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Nets have gone 3-2, but the Raptors actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Toronto has averaged 115 points per contest, while allowing 112. In these contests, they averaged a combined 227 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 111.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.1 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Brooklyn is just 16th in shots made inside the arc.
Currently, the Nets defense is ranked 18th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.12 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring at 29.78 points per game, placing him 8th in the NBA. Overall, Durant has hit 53.5% of his shots while accounting for 22.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 2nd in points allowed to power-fowards. At 25.2 points per game, Kyrie Irving is the 2nd leading scorer for the Nets. For the season, he is 59th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an overall field goal percentage of 46.0%.
For the season, the Raptors offensive unit is ranked just 15th in scoring at 112.5 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 12th, with an average of 19.2 made free-throws per game.
So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Scottie Barnes who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 14.62 points per game. At the time of this article, Barnes is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 7th on the team in usage rate and is 172nd in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Toronto benefit from having both of their top scorers as OG Anunoby leads the team and is 57th in the league in scoring (18.76). For today’s matchup, he will be going against a defense ranked 1st in points allowed to small-forwards.
Nets vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 221.5
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