Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 11-15. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 18-8. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.5 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 23.7 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and 7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 108.3 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.27 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.8 per game. The Nets allow 110.6 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 5th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.27. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Raptors give up 103.4 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Nets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 13th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Toronto is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 22nd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +11.5
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