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(11-16) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (18-8)
Date: Friday, December 15
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -11
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Friday December 15 finds Atlantic Division rivals the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors tipping off versus each other for the first of four meetings this season.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Raptors winning three of the four contests. The Raptors hold the all-time record having bested the Nets 46 of 85 matches.
Sean Marks continues to take advantage of other squad’s fire sales having now picked off D’Angelo Russell (Lakers), DeMarre Carroll (Toronto) and Jahlil Okafor (Sixers) at an inarguable discount. Furthermore, Marks is padding the coffers with draft picks as he takes risks these unwanted players can make a difference in Brooklyn.
The hot take on the Nets is perhaps they aren’t nearly as far away from re-entering the mix of competitive squads. Although Okafor and Nik Stauskas have yet to take the court the Nets has quietly been registering quality wins in three of their last five games.
This game offers some intrigue based on the exit of Carroll who failed to come close to what the Raptors thought they invested in. Carroll played just 98 regular season games in two seasons. Worse his reputed ‘3 and D’ never travelled from Atlanta to Toronto. In the 2017 playoffs Carroll recorded the worst defense (rookies/sophomores included). In the Cleveland series he shot 23% from the field and shot an abysmal 20% on wide open corner threes.
The Raptors return home from another successful opposite coast trip (3-1) and enter the night having already played 12 of their 15 west away games. Additionally, Toronto has hosted (9-1) the fewest home games.
The first game back from travel is often the hardest to win. Couple this with Kyle Lowry seemingly nursing another wrist injury and the Raptors youthful bench looking gassed in the latter part of the recent road trip.
That said the Raptors circled this date on their calendars immediately after Carroll was traded. Obviously he was embarrassed by Toronto paying big (2 draft picks) to part ways. Carroll responded by throwing shade at Toronto’s All-Star backcourt, locker room chemistry and iso system. With rookie OG Anunoby already doing more on both sides of the court, Raptor Nation is anxious to witness whether the rookie will lineup to face Carroll. Notably, Anunoby is connecting on 42.9% of corner threes.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in Raptors last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Nets are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Over is 17-6 in Raptors last 23 home games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Nets last 9 road games
Free New York Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Several factors are at play in this game including the Raptors being fatigued from a long road trip and the Nets playing on a back-to-back. However, Kyle Lowry needs very little inspiration to poke the bear inside and this disrespect from Carroll is a real thing. Still, the 11 point spread seems a little high given the Nets recent play.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors take the game, but Nets cover +11 spread
Toronto’s only home loss was the first game back (Wizards) from a long west coast trip. Therefore, Raptors get the win, but fail to cover the predicted spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 108- Nets 99
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