Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Raptors vs Nets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Toronto Raptors taking on the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday January 6 at Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Toronto Raptors (21-15) vs. Brooklyn Nets (10-24)
Date: Wednesday January 6
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 196
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The Raptors have lost their last 2 games, but they have come against the solid teams of the Cavs and the Bulls. Tonight they are 6.5-point road favorites facing a Nets team that has lost 2 of their last 3 games.
Toronto is in the lead in the Atlantic Division 1 game up on the Celtics and 10 games up on a Brooklyn team that only has 10 wins on the season.
In their last games the Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-100 and the Nets lost to the Boston Celtics 103-94.
This season the Nets are 6-11 at home and the Raptors are 10-9 on the road.
The Raptors are led by their defense, which ranks 5th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and they rank 19th in scoring. However, their D has struggled as of late giving up 115 and 122 points, respectively, in their last 2 games. In those games their opponents shot over 51% from the field .
This is the first meeting of the season between these 2 teams and the Nets have won the last 2 meetings.
The key to stopping the Raptors is playing solid perimeter defense on the guard dup of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, who are the 2 leading scorers for Toronto and each is averaging over 20 ppg.
One of the key match ups in this game is at the C position where Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas (11.7 ppg 9.1 rpg) will ge facing Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez, who is the Nets leading scorer.
The Raptors had won 2 straight and 4 of their last 5 games before their recent 2 game skid.
No surprise the Nets are 14 games below .500 since they only rank 26th in the league in scoring and 21st in opponents’ points allowed.
The Nets suffered a big blow in their last game losing starting PG Jarrett Jack for the season with a knee injury.
While the Raprots are led by their backcourt the Nets are led by their frontcourt with the top 2 scorers being Lopez and PF Thaddeus Young, who are combining to average 35 ppg.
Jack is the 3rd leading scorer for the Nets and with him gone there is more pressure on Joe Johnson and Bojan Bogdanovic to take up the scoring slack.
The Nets have lost 7 straight home games and they have not lost 8 straight since the 2010 season.
NBA Betting Trends:
TOR is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
TOR is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
TOR has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
BKL is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
BKL is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Raptors have failed to cover in 6 of their last 7 games facing the Nets, but that trend will not continue tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto ATS
The Raptors will get back to playing solid D facing a Nets squad that has struggled to score all season and Toronto will win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 103 – Brooklyn 95
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