Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 21-5. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8.4 as they average 116.4 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 8-18. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 108.7 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-13-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 16-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-15-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry averages 14.6 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 10.1 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 26.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes 5.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.0 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Toronto averages 116.4 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.3. The Nets are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Nets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -8.5 and over 222 total points
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