Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, January 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 27-10. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 112.1 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 15-24. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 22-15-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-23-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
01/07/18 G Caris LeVert Groin is upgraded to probable Monday vs Toronto
01/07/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Knee injured last game, is doubtful Monday vs Toronto
DeMar DeRozan averages 25 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Toronto averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.08 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season. Brooklyn is 11th in the league with 106.4 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.28. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 14th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +6.5
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