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2020 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1 (Orlando)
(0-0) Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (0-0)
Date: Monday, August, 17th 2020
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort – The AdventHealth Arena| ESPN Complex)
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets +400 | Raptors -450
NBA Betting Odds: Nets +9.5 | Raptors -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 222
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The two-seeded Toronto Raptors will meet the seven-seeded Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto won the season series 3-1.
The lone Nets victory ended the Raptors 15-game winning streak.
Despite missing two superstars, and five regular members of the core the Nets surprised everyone in the bubble posting a 5-3 record. Brooklyn finished the season with a record of 35-37.
Caris LeVert has performed well against the Raptors historically. This season he averaged 23.3 points in three games but 28.5 points as a starter.
Joe Harris and Caris LeVert shot 8 of 13 and 7 of 20 from deep versus the Raptors this season.
In the bubble, per 100 possessions the Nets ranked seventh offensively (116.2), 18th defensively (116), and ninth in net differential (+0.3). On the full season, their ratings are 22nd (108.4), ninth (108.9), and 15th (-0.5) respectively.
Donta Hall and Chris Chiozza are probable with Jamal Crawford out indefinitely.
Following a 7-1 bubble performance, the Raptors finished the season with a 53-19 record which landed them in second both in the East and leaguewide.
In the four meetings with Brooklyn, only two of the top seven Raptors (OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka) appeared in every game with each of the other five missing between one and three games due to injury.
In the bubble, per 100 possessions the Raptors ranked 18th offensively (106.9), first defensively (102.7), and fourth in net differential (+4.2). On the full season, their ratings are 13th (110.7), second (104.6), and fourth (+6.1) respectively.
Siakam has been struggling offensively lately but averaged 22 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists versus the Nets in three games. Fred VanVleet shot 48.1 percent from deep, with 26.7 points and 6.0 assists in three games versus Brooklyn.
Toronto has also uncharacteristically turned over the ball in the bubble no doubt impacted by playing first, third, and fourth rated defenses.
OG Anunoby (knee soreness) and Serge Ibaka (knee contusion) are probable.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BK are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 8-1 in TOR last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
- TOR are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Although everyone is talking about the Nets 3-point snipers they rank 11th in the bubble shooting 36.2 percent but the Raptors are ahead ranking sixth on 39.1 percent efficiency. On the full season, the Nets ranked 26th while the Raptors ranked fifth.
As for perimeter defense, Toronto boasts the best perimeter defense in the NBA. Until the last two bubble games when the Raptors used their bench almost exclusively Toronto held a defensive rating under 100.
Coach Nick Nurse won’t underestimate Brooklyn, he’ll have a transition and perimeter defense dialed up to limit LeVert, Harris, and Luwawu-Cabarrot.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -9.5
Historically the Raptors typically lose game 1 of the playoffs. Much of that could be tied to Kyle Lowry despising too much rest. That said, Lowry is the only player remaining from the 2014 Nets series that went to overtime in Game 7 and he took the last shot. Believe it when I tell you he’s been carrying that grudge for six years.
The Nets have been a great bubble story, but the Raptors are ready to remind everyone why they won last season and why they shouldn’t be underestimated to repeat — especially Kyle Lowry.
***NOTE*** In case you missed it…When the 2020 NBA 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs will proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round. The 2020 NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13.
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