Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Odds & Picks 3/1/22
Brooklyn Nets (32-30 SU, 23-38-1 ATS) vs. Toronto Raptors (33-27 SU, 34-25-1 ATS)
When: Tuesday March 01 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Point Spread: BRO -8.5/TOR +8.5(Opened TOR -8 at EveryGame)
Total: 219.5 (Opened at 219.5)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets +293/Toronto Raptors -386
Power Rating: TOR -4
Probable Starting Lineups
Brooklyn Nets PG Patty Mills, SG Seth Curry, SF Bruce Brown, PF James Johnson, C Andre Drummond Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet Q, SG Gary Trent, SF Scottie Barnes, PF Pascal Siakam, C Precious Achiuwa
Nets No Reported InjuriesNone
Raptors OG Anunoby: finger (QUESTIONABLE)None
The Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 32-30, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-13. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for Brooklyn’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 122.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 111.6. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, the team fell to Toronto by a score of 133-97.
The Toronto Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 33-27, placing them 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Toronto is above .500 at home, holding a record of 16-13. Over the Raptors’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Toronto’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 104.0 points per game. Combined, the Raptors’ last five opponents are giving up 112.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Raptors’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 112.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 107.4. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, Toronto took down Brooklyn by a score of 133-97.
Individual Player Analysis
As Brooklyn travels to take on the Toronto Raptors, the Nets’ will be looking for Kyrie Irving to carry the scoring load. In 15 games, Irving is averaging 25 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46%. Against the Raptors, Irving will need to be on top of his game as Toronto is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 44.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Fred VanVleet leads the Raptors in scoring, averaging 21 points across his 54 games. Throughout the season, VanVleet has outscored his season average in 37.0% of his outings. On the season, the Nets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.0% of their games, giving them a rank of 19th among NBA defenses.
Heading into this matchup, the Toronto Raptors are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 11 of Toronto’s 60 games, leading to a winning percentage of 64%. So far, the Brooklyn Nets have played 15 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 15 times, by an average margin of -15.0 points.
Heading into today’s matchup, the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Toronto picked up a 133-97 win.
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How the Public is Betting the Nets vs Raptors
70% are betting the Raptors against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go under the posted total of 218.5
Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
- Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Raptors are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
The Brooklyn Nets come into this game, looking to bounce back from an embarrassing loss to the Raptors just last night. However, because the game was played in Brooklyn, the team was without Kyrie Irving. Even though the Nets are still without Kevin Durant, I recommend taking Brooklyn to cover the 8.5 point spread (underdogs). The impact that Irving has on the team can’t be overstated, made evident by the team’s upset win over Milwaukee. Look for this to be a closer game than the spread indicates.
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