Raptors vs. Nets Picks & Predictions 12/2/22

by | Dec 2, 2022 | nba

Toronto Raptors (11-10 SU, 12-9-0 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (12-11 SU, 10-12-1 ATS)

When: Friday, December 2nd, 7:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, NY, Brooklyn

TV: YES

Point Spread: TOR +2.5/ BKN -2.5 (Stop wasting money! Stop laying -110! Start laying only -105 today at BetAnySports! It’ll save you THOUSANDS of dollars!)

Total: 222.5

Money Line: Toronto Raptors +112/ -136

Notable Injuries

Raptors

  • Otto Porter Jr. (Out) Foot
  • Precious Achiuwa (Out) Ankle

Nets

  • Ben Simmons (Out) Knee
  • Yuta Watanabe (Out) Hamstring
  • Alondes Williams (Out) Adductor

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Toronto is 11-10 overall. When taking to the road, Toronto has a mark of 3-8 and a win percentage of 27.0%. Currently, the team is 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 12-9-0 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS.

Toronto most recently lost to the Pelicans by a score of 126-108. The team high 35 points from Gary Trent Jr. was not enough to come away with the win. The Raptors’ were 2 point favorites going into the game.

Heading into the game, Brooklyn is 12-11 overall. When playing at home, Brooklyn has a mark of 7-4 and a win percentage of 64%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 10-12-1 vs. the spread. Brooklyn will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. Toronto as they are the winners of 3 straight games.

In their last game, Brooklyn defeated Wizards (113-107) as 5-point favorites. Kevin Durant led the team with 39 on 65.0% shooting. The Nets also covered the spread with the victory.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the 109-105 win over the Raptors. The Nets’ point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.0-point favorite. So far this season, the Nets have a record of 2-0 vs. the Raptors. In terms of betting vs. the spread, the Nets have gone 3-2, but the Raptors actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Toronto has averaged 114 points per contest while allowing 111. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 225 points per game.

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Analysis

This season, the Raptors’ offense is averaging 110.7 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Toronto has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.6 possessions per game. Toronto’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 33.1% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.9 3-point shots per game, placing them 15th in the NBA. Defensively, the Raptors have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.1 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.34%, placing them 17th in the NBA.

OG Anunoby is the Raptors currently leader in scoring at just under 19 points per game, while Gary Trent Jr. is providing a solid second option at 17 points per contest.

This season, the Nets’ offense averages 111.6 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of 3-point shooting, the Nets are ranked 19th in attempts per game. However, they have been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the league, connecting at a rate of 37.4%. On defense, the Nets are allowing an average of 112.12 points per game, placing them 18th in the league. So far, they have done a good job defending the 3-point arc, as teams are hitting just 34.46% of their looks from deep.

With his 30.4 points per game, Kevin Durant is the Nets’ leading scorer while posting a field goal percentage of 55%. Kyrie Irving is Brooklyn’s second-leading scorer at just under 25 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • The Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • The Nets are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on one days rest.
  • The Nets are 19-42-4 ATS in their last 65 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

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