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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-3) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (6-4)
Date: Sunday, November 7th
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets -146 | Raptors +140 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
Sunday, November 7th, finds the Brooklyn Nets tipping off versus the Toronto Raptors in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season. The Nets arrive having beaten the Pistons while the Raptors win streak ended in a heartbreaking loss to the Cavaliers.
But the big news is Pascal Siakam will make his season debut coming back far sooner than even the most optimistic projections for his timeline.
The Raptors hold the all-time record between the clubs with 58 wins in 100 meetings. Last season, the teams played on three occasions with the Raptors winning two of the three contests.
The Nets were deadlocked with the Pistons at halftime on Friday then surged ahead in the third quarter outscoring Detroit 39-23. They had to buckle down to close out the match as Detroit made a run but ran out of time.
Kevin Durant led the way with a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds plus five assists, and a block. James Harden served up a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists plus two steals, and a block.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the reserve unit with 16 points while Blake Griffin scored 13 against his former team, and Bruce Brown chipped in 10 points.
Despite notching the victory it was a far from perfect performance as KD shot 12 of 27 and Harden just avoided the quadruple-double hobble coughing up the ball nine times.
The Nets have won four games in a row beating the Pistons twice, plus the Pacers and Hawks. The Raptors will try to join the Bucks, Hornets, and Heat as the only teams to have beaten the Nets this season.
This will be the second match of a season-high six-game road trip for Brooklyn who’ll face four lottery squads (Pistons, Magic, Pelicans, and Thunder) plus the Raptors and Bulls.
Friday night’s loss to the Cavaliers was a tough pill to swallow as the Raptors led the entire game until Darius Garland’s free throws put Cleveland ahead by a single point with 4.8 seconds remaining.
That the Cavs also got 19 free throws to the Raptors nine was also concerning given both teams scored 52 points in the paint.
In fact, Toronto led almost every category including fast break points (13 to 6), rebounding (44 to 39), blocks (7 to 3), steals (11 to 5), and points scored off turnovers (23 to 15).
They got up 99 shots compared to the Cavs’ 82 and also shot the 3-ball better (44.4% to 33.3%) so the difference quite literally came down to those 10 extra free throws.
Still, the Raptors played well enough to win. That they’ve accomplished their record without Pascal Siakam or Yuta Watanabe bodes well for the club who got Scottie Barnes back after he missed two games with a banged-up thumb.
Of course the major news is the return of Siakam who’ll undoubtedly be limited initially but will help be boon to the offense.
In the loss Friday, five Raptors scored in double-figures with OG Anunoby leading with 23 points along with six rebounds, five assists, a steal, and a block. Fred VanVleet offered 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Gary Trent Jr. chipped in 17.
Barnes didn’t seem hampered by his thumb producing 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks while rookie Dalano Banton scored 11.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Although the Raptors’ defense is stellar they can’t afford to give the Nets a similar advantage at the line.
It’s an intriguing matchup given the Nets are still searching for their offense (rank 20th) while the Raptors go through cold stretches in every match (12th). Siakam’s return will offset part of those issues although he’ll be on a minutes restriction.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors +4
This Atlantic Division matchup will serve as a litmus test for Toronto while the Nets will be looking to send a message. Compelling match!
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