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(21-22) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (31-12)
Friday, January 11 finds the Brooklyn Nets facing the. Toronto Raptors as they meet for the second time in the 2018-19 regular season. Both teams last games came against the Atlanta Hawks with the Raptors beating them on Tuesday and the Nets beating them on Wednesday.
Last season, Toronto swept Brooklyn, but the Nets took the initial meeting in overtime. The Raptors hold the all-time record having bested the Nets in 50 of their 90 matches.
No one would’ve blamed Brooklyn if they’d taken this season to quietly tank. After Danny Ainge repeatedly selected top draft picks the past few seasons with Brooklyn’s pick the Nets finally paid off their debt to Boston.
Because of this, entering the season most pundits assumed Brooklyn would wallow in the basement since they finally could use their own draft pick. Instead, the Nets aren’t just competing but are currently seeded sixth.
The loss of Caris LeVert did nothing to change the Nets focus and in fact, he could return this season making them even stronger entering the postseason.
Credit to Kenny Atkinson who has the Nets focused particularly offensively. Brooklyn is among the league’s best perimeter shooting teams ranking seventh in efficiency (36%) and fifth in makes (12.3).
If they could improve defensively they could prove to be a dark horse upset team come this Spring.
The Nets are experiencing an onslaught of injuries with Jared Dudley (hamstring) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) questionable to play.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip), Dzanan Musa (shoulder), Allen Crabbe (knee) and LeVert definitely out.
After playing 14 different starting lineups due to injury the Raptors finally have Kyle Lowry back and Kawhi Leonard is expected to play in back to backs moving forward.
Jonas Valanciunas is the last core player still out and will be for another month.
The Raptors have completed the hardest part of their schedule giving them the edge over the Bucks to win the conference. Toronto has completed eight of 12 back to back sets and 10 of 15 opposite coast games.
Of their 39 games remaining only 20 are against currently seeded teams with seven of those games against the Nets, Heat, and Hornets who are all sub .500 teams.
In contrast, the Bucks have seven back to backs, 16 games versus the West (9 on the road) and 24 road games still to play.
In addition to Valanciunas (thumb) C.J. Miles (hip) is questionable to play.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 9-1 in last 10 head to head contests
- Raptors are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
After allowing the Hawks to stick around via a lackluster game the Raptors won’t make the same mistake versus Brooklyn. Combine that with the fact they’ve had two days off, practiced and want revenge for the loss in Brooklyn.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors get revenge for overtime loss
Leonard and Lowry are finally both on the court together and with a subpar defensive team on tap the duo will be using teams like the Nets to hone their chemistry.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 117 – Nets 106
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