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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-39) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (25-35)
Date: Tuesday, April 27th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 232.5
On Tuesday, April 27th, the Brooklyn Nets meet the Toronto Raptors for the third and final time this season. The Raptors won both prior matches on February 5th (123-117) and April 21st (114-103).
Last season, the squads played four times with the Raptors taking three of the four contests. The Raptors hold the all-time record having won 58 matches of the 99 played.
Kevin Durant has played in just 25 games this season returning from his Achilles injury he’s missed additional games due to contract tracing and injuries to his hamstring, and thigh.
He made an uncharacteristic start off the bench in his recent return facing the Suns. Ultimately, it didn’t matter what lineup he was with.
He registered 33 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block punctuated. KD shot 67.7% from deep connecting on two of his three attempts, 12 of 21 overall, and got to the line eight times hitting seven.
Kyrie Irving dropped a double-double of 34 points and 12 assists with six rebounds. Blake Griffin (16), Jeff Green (10), and Joe Harris (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
James Harden (hamstring), Bruce Brown (knee), Tyler Johnson (knee), Chris Chiozza (had surgery -third metacarpal fracture), Nicolas Claxton as well as Alize Johnson (health, safety protocols) are all out.
Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is lost for the season.
It’s been a year of adversity for the Raptors with arguably the greatest challenges of any NBA team. They finally have their core four back but lost their top two reserves.
Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) and Chris Boucher got injured (strained MCL) when Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot hung on the rim but instead of waiting for everyone to land jumped down early so Boucher landed on his foot.
Of the trio of teams vying for the 10th seed, Toronto has the toughest schedule but will play both the Bulls and Wizards which could be pivotal.
Chicago plays nine seeds (plus Raptors, Pistons), Washington plays six seeds but faces Indy twice, and the Raptors are both in playoff mode. Toronto plays eight seeds (five West teams).
This week in particular is rough as the Raptors will play five games in seven days (who makes these schedules?)
In the win versus the Cavaliers, Pascal Siakam led the way with 25 points, OG Anunoby added 20 and Malachi Flynn chipped in 18 off the bench.
Toronto can join the Grizzlies as the only team to sweep the Nets with a victory on Tuesday.
Boucher, Trent Jr., Paul Watson (knee tendonitis), and Jalen Harris are all expected to be out Tuesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 9-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games on the road.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
It would be an interesting narrative if the Nets won the East and the Raptors ended up with the eighth seed facing them especially if they can sweep the season series.
For that reason, I’d expect the Nets to come out aggressive, but I’m hedging on the Raps being more desperate for the win and it coming down to a final shot.
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