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NBA: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 11/28/2023

The Toronto Raptors (8-9) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (8-8) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Barclays Center and televised on YES. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bulls. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Raptors vs Nets

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors’ most recent matchup against the Cavaliers saw Pascal Siakam lead the Raptors with 18 points while shooting 7/17 from the field. Jakob Poeltl put up 18 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto ended up losing the game with a final score of 105-102.

The Raptors can return to .500 with a win over the Nets, given their current overall season record of 8-9. The Raptors have a 3-5 record on the road this season, compared to their 5-4 record when playing at home.

Against the spread, Toronto are currently above .500, at 10-7 ATS. Toronto has gone 3-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-5 when playing as underdogs.

The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nets’ most recent game versus the Bulls saw Spencer Dinwiddie lead the Nets with 24 points while shooting 7/17 from the field. Lonnie Walker IV also contributed 20 points as the Nets won by a score of 118-109 vs. the Bulls.

Heading into their matchup with the Raptors, the Nets have an opportunity to move above .500, as they are currently 8-8. The Eastern Conference sees the Nets currently at 10th, and in the Atlantic division, they are 4th.

Brooklyn has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 12-3 against the spread. The Nets maintain an ATS record of 5-2 on the road, while they have a 7-1 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.5 per contest. Right now, the Raptors offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 20th in effective field goal percentage.

Nets Offense Breakdown

The Brooklyn offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 115.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98 per contest. Even though they have preferred to slow the game down, the Brooklyn offense is the 10th ranked team in made field goals per game.

Raptors Team Defense

So far, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 12th in the league at 112.4 points per contest.

In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 14.3 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 22nd in rejections, averaging 4.6 blocked shots each game.

Nets Team Defense

Currently, the Nets’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.6 points per game.

For the season, Brooklyn is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.9 free-throws per game vs. the Nets and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.6%.

Key Players For The Raptors And Nets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Pascal Siakam will be the primary scorer for the Raptors, with 18 points and going 7/12 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 20 points per game, along with 6.8 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cam Thomas as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 15 while also collecting 2 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.9% and is averaging 26.9 points per contest.

Raptors vs Nets Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 108 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games at home, the Nets have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 122 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Nets have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Raptors vs Nets Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +1.5, we recommend going with the Raptors 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.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Raptors and Nets to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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