Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 49-17. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 112.2 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 21-46. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per contest and giving up 110.1, which is a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 38-28-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-32-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-28-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-38-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
3/12/2018 OG Anunoby SF Ankle Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Lorenzo Brown PG Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/2017 Jeremy Lin PG Knee Out for the season
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.7 points per contest in 34 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
D'Angelo Russell has scored 15.7 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.2 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.82 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 103.4 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.25. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.1. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Nets give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 27th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 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 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +9.5
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