Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 2/22/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (21-33) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (19-36) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on TSN. Both the Nets and Raptors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Nets vs Raptors

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The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Trendon Watford led Brooklyn with 15 points against the Celtics, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 38.3% in the game. Mikal Bridges finished 2nd on the team with 10 points, but Brooklyn ended the game with a 136-86 loss.

Heading into their matchup vs. the Raptors, the Nets have a 21-33 record overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Nets are 14-17 and have gone 7-16 in non-conference games.

So far, Brooklyn’s ATS record is below .500 at 24-27. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 9-15, as opposed to a 15-12 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Scottie Barnes scored 29 for Toronto against the Pacers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 51%. RJ Barrett added 23 points, but unfortunately, Toronto was defeated in the game with a score of 127-125.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Nets, the Raptors are 19-36 overall and are looking to snap their three-game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference standings, the Raptors are 12th and are 5th in the Atlantic division.

Toronto has an overall ATS record of 26-29 for the season so far. In their last two road games, Toronto has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 14-14 on the road as opposed to 12-15 at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Through 54 games the Nets are averaging 113.4 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets have been below the NBA average in 57.4% of their games this season. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 113.4 points per game. On the road, Brooklyn is averaging 112.6 points per game.

From beyond the arc, the Nets are one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, hitting 36% of their attempts (12th). They are also 6th in offensive rebounds at 11.7 per game.

So far this season, the Nets have a field goal percentage of 46% (26th). In terms of pace, they are 24th in the NBA at 97.6 possessions per game.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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Through 55 games the Raptors are averaging 113.9 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA.

This season, the Raptors have been one of the NBA’s top teams in terms of assists, ranking 3rd in the league at 29.2 per game. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league at 99 possessions per game.

When it comes to scoring, Toronto is averaging 113.9 points per game this season, which is 20th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 111.0 points per game.

One area where the Raptors have excelled is in two-point shooting, as they are 4th in the league in two-point field goals made per game. Overall, they are shooting 47% from the field, which is 14th in the NBA.

Nets Team Defense

At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 16th in the NBA, permitting 115.6 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

Raptors Team Defense

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 20th in the NBA, permitting 117.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.1% and 37.6% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Nets And Raptors

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Mikal Bridges as the primary point contributor for the Nets, finishing with 21 points while maintaining a 7/16 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 21.7 points per game along with 4.9 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Scottie Barnes as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.3%, and he is contributing 20.1 points per game on average.

Nets vs Raptors Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 114 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-2-1.
  • Although the Raptors have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Nets vs Raptors Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2, we recommend going with the Nets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 231.5, and our model predicts the Nets and Raptors to score a combined 247 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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