Free NBA Pick: Nets vs Raptors NBA Odds
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(7-19) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (19-8)
Date: Tuesday December 21
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -15.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
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Tuesday night NBA sees two teams face off in the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors who are on opposite ends of the Eastern Conference spectrum.
The Nets are trying to prove they’re not the worst team in the conference (or entire league, for that matter), while the Raptors are trying to prove they are legitimate threats to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Toronto beings favorites here is a gimme, but the question is whether or not 15.5 (originally 14) is too high?
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 9:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 19.
The Brooklyn Nets enter this game having lost their last two. That shouldn’t be surprising, though, considering this team hasn’t won back-to-back games all year.
So far on the season, Brooklyn is scoring at a strong rate. The team is putting up 106.7 points per night, which is good enough for eighth in the league.
The problem is defense. The Nets are allowing opponents to score 114.3 points per game, which is bad enough to put them in dead last in that category.
Against Toronto, you’d like to think that the key would be stepping up on defense, but that’s simply too much to ask for at this point in the process.
The true hope for coming away with an upset is firing on all cylinders offensively and winning in a high-scoring, barn-burner of a game.
If the Nets have struggled to win back-to-back games, the Raptors have struggled to lose back-to-back games.
Entering Tuesday’s contest, it’s been 13 games since the Raptors lost twice in a row.
They’re coming off a 109-79 blowout victory over the Orlando Magic, which is part of the reason oddsmakers feel so confident in their chances against Brooklyn.
On the year, Toronto is scoring 112.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for third in the league.
Defensively, this team isn’t as dangerous, but it’s still done a decent job overall.
The Raptors are giving up 103 points per night, which puts them at 14th across the league.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Nets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Raptors are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Raptors are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Looking at recent trends, both teams have a lot going for them entering this contest. But the truth is this: 15.5 points is just too high to trust entering this contest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: BKN ATS
The Raptors should and likely will win this game. But picking them to win by at least 16 points is criminally ignoring the fact that the Nets are actually better than advertised (albeit, not by much).
Give this one to the Raptors straight up, but don’t be shocked if Brooklyn gets the victory against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 110 – Nets 102
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