Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Brooklyn Nets, who are 5-6 away from home this season, will be going on the road on Wednesday night to take on the Toronto Raptors.
The Nets and the Raptors played each other four times last season, with both teams picking up two wins. It was a very close series as just one of the four games was decided by more than four points.
In 21 career games against Toronto, Nets point guard Deron Williams has been able to average 18.5 points and 8.2 assists per game. Center Brook Lopez has averaged 19.3 points and 7.3 boards per game against the Raptors in his career, while veteran shooting guard Joe Johnson has scored 19.1 points per game against them in 42 games.
The Raptors played excellent defense in their game against the Orlando Magic on Monday and rolled to a 95-82 home win. They finished that game with a 39-36 rebounding advantage while also forcing 19 Orlando turnovers.
So far this season, the Raptors have been one of the top three scoring teams in the NBA by averaging over 107 points per game. Point guard Kyle Lowry is having another strong season this year by averaging 19.6 points, 7.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Shooting guard Terrence Ross has scored 12 points per game this year while making 40 percent of his three-point attempts.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
Brooklyn Nets are 10-12-0 Against the Spread
Brooklyn Nets are 8-14-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 15-10-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 15-10-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/15/14 F Mirza Teletovic Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
12/07/14 C Brook Lopez Back out indefinitely
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks