Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 13 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 23-49. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 110.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 53-19. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.5 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 40-31-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-40-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-32-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 36-35-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/21/18 G CJ Miles Illness is "?" Friday vs Brooklyn
D'Angelo Russell averages 16.1 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%.
Kyle Lowry averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Toronto is 3rd in the league with 112.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.43. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 8th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -13
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