Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors NBA Pick
The Toronto Raptors (31-12) will host the Brooklyn Nets (21-22) in an Atlantic Division collision at the Scotiabank Arena in the place otherwise known as “The Great White North”. The game is set for a 7:30 PM ET tip and will be televised on SPORTSNET. This two teams last met in December where Brooklyn shocked Toronto at home as a nine-point underdog defeating the Raptors 106-105 in overtime. The Nets are 3-1 ATS in the last four contests between the two teams.
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Betting Overview:
The Nets come into this contest off a 116-100 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as they covered a nine-point line with ease. Overall, Brooklyn enters in good form as they have gone 4-1 both against the spread and straight up.
Toronto comes into this contest on the heels of a 104-101 victory at home over the same Atlanta Hawks team that the Nets just beat when they hosted them on Tuesday. Though the Raptors emerged with the triumph, they failed to cover when they closed as a 13.5-point favorite. The Raptors overall have won their last three matches.
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Reasons To Avoid Brooklyn
There are a couple of narratives that will sell the Nets here to many takers. First, they own the most recent win in this series which paints the impression of Brooklyn holding the emotional intangibles. Secondly, the Nets have been profitable as of late against the Raptors even though betting them now may actually be too late as the market has become adept to them being undervalued. Lastly, the close call with the Raptors against the Hawks makes takers reluctant to lay this kind of lumber in their follow up against a better Brooklyn team. All of these narratives if anything is what makes the Nets overvalued, not the Raptors.
Reasons To Back Toronto
The play of Toronto speaks for itself in the Great White North as they were the best in the league at home in the 2017-18 season and have followed this up with only four losses this campaign. However, it does not just stop at the Raptors playing at a higher level on their own floor. The Raptors own many key advantages in this contest, including scoring (Toronto scores 113.2 to Brooklyn’s 110.9), defense (Toronto gives up 107.9 points per game to Brooklyn’s 111.3), blocks (Toronto generates 5.6 blocks per game to Brooklyn’s 4.1), and overall turnover margin.
Nets vs. Raptors Prediction 1/11/19
As a general rule of thumb, the Raptors are bound to be overpriced at home. However, given the variables here the opposite is likely to be the case. It is, for this reason, some of the sharper books have priced the Raptors a half-of-a-point higher here as they are taking a position that the Raps should cruise here. We couldn't agree more, and Toronto will win this one by substantial margins.