Toronto at Brooklyn Pick ATS 2/28/22

by | Feb 28, 2022 | nba

Toronto Raptors (32-27 SU, 33-25-1 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (32-29 SU, 23-37-1 ATS)

When: Monday February 28 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, Brookyln, New York

TV: TSN

Point Spread: TOR -3/BRO +3 (Opened TOR -2.5 at BetNow - Offers Predictem readers a 100% real cash bonus up to $1000!)

Total: 222.5 (Opened at 225.5)

Money Line: Toronto Raptors -150/Brooklyn Nets 130

Power Rating: TOR -3.5

Probable Starting Lineups

Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet Q, SG Gary Trent, SF Scottie Barnes, PF Pascal Siakam, C Khem Birch

Brooklyn Nets PG Patty Mills, SG Seth Curry, SF Bruce Brown, PF James Johnson, C Andre Drummond

Key Injuries

Raptors
OG Anunoby: finger (QUESTIONABLE)

Nets
No Reported Injuries

The Brooklyn Nets host the Toronto Raptors in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Barclays Center.

Recent Form

The Toronto Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 32-27, placing them 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Toronto is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 16-14. Over the Raptors’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 wins. In this stretch, Toronto’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 99.0 points per game. Combined, the Raptors’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. A key reason for Toronto’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 115.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 107.5. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, the team fell to Atlanta by a score of 127-100.

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 32-29, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Brooklyn has struggled in their 29 home contests, sitting at 13-16. The Nets have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Nets have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 112.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 111.3. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down Milwaukee by a score of 126-123.

Individual Player Analysis

As Toronto travels to take on the Brooklyn Nets, the Raptors’ leading scorer is Fred VanVleet. Through 54 games, VanVleet is averaging 21 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 37.0% of his games. So far, the Nets are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.0% of their games, placing them 17th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 36 games. However, without Durant, Brooklyn will be looking for another big scoring night from Kyrie Irving. But, in doing so, he will be facing a Raptors defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 43.75%. This figure is good for a rank of 9th in the league.

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Matchup Analysis

The Nets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 108.1 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Brooklyn is winning at a rate of 56%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Raptors hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 16 games as the better defensive team, picking up 8 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Brooklyn picked up a 131-129 win.

How the Public is Betting the Raptors vs Nets

67% are betting the Nets against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 220

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
  • Raptors are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up loss.
  • Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
  • Nets are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Brooklyn Nets continue their road trip in a matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Even though everyone is looking forward to the return of Kevin Durant and the appearance of Ben Simmons, point guard Kyrie Irving is reminding everyone that he is capable of carrying a team on any given night. With Brooklyn sitting as 3.5 point underdogs, look for them to pick up another ATS win over Toronto. Question: Where do you bet on sports? Does your bookie offer the best live betting platform on the web? Rebates on ALL your bets; win, lose or draw? Bitcoin payouts within an hour? An enormous wagering menu? The ability to get your credit card to work for deposits? If not, you should SERIOUSLY consider making the switch to Bovada Sportsbook! One of the players’ favs for over 20 years!