Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 17, 2022, 5:11:45 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Raptors money line||-130|
|Raptors spread||-2 (-110)|
|Nets money line||+110|
|Nets spread||+2 (-110)|
|Over / under||221.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Toronto Raptors||Brooklyn Nets|
|Home / road record||6-1||4-6|
|Points per game||112.00||111.00|
|Points allowed per game||110.33||111.67|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||40.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||41.67||44.33|
|Over / under record||9-7-1||8-10|
The Toronto Raptors return home and will now host the Brooklyn Nets at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other last month in Brooklyn where the Nets took the win 109-105 covering the spread as -2.5 pts favorites.
The Raptors get here with a 9-8 record overall and are 6-1 at home so far ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. In their last game, they lost 122-124 on the road against the Hawks. Barnes had a season-high 28 points and Anunoby added 27 for the Raptors, who were seeking third straight victory despite several injuries. The Raptors got 15 points from VanVleet and a season-high 17 points from reserve guard Malachi Flynn before he fouled out.
O.G. Anunoby leads the team averaging 18.3 points while Scottie Barnes is leading in assists with 4.9 per game for Toronto.
In their last 10 games, the Raptors are 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 47.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.
The Nets get here with a 8-10 record and are 4-6 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Atlantic. They're coming from a loss against the Sixers where Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Kevin Durant had 20 before coach Jacque Vaughn pulled his starting lineup with 3 minutes left in the game. Seth Curry scored 14 points..
Kevin Durant leads the team with 30.3 points per game and 5.3 assists per game while Claxton is grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game for the Nets.
In their last 10 games the Nets are 6-4, averaging 110.5 points, 45.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points per game
Brooklyn are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Toronto.
Brooklyn are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 15 games on the road.
Brooklyn are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Toronto are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games.
Toronto are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The Nets couldn't beat the short handed 76ers who were without their best 3 players and now they had to travel to Toronto to face the Raptors who have lost only 1 game at home so far this season but are still without Siakam and probably Barnes will be out again as he didn't practice Tuesday. The Nets beat the Raptors last month at home with Siakam playing so I think they can deal with them even with playing on back to back games.
PICK: Nets +2 (-110)
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