Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 18-45 and a road record of 7-23. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 41-20 and a home record of 23-7. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 4.3. Toronto has a division record of 9-1 and a conference record of 26-10. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brooklyn averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 113.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Raptors score 104.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.6 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 105.3. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 32-30-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-31-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 32-28-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-25-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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