Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 1.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 55-23. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.9 as they average 114.4 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 39-39 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 112.1 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-41-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 44-33-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 42-36-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 39-38-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/02/19 G Danny Green Thumb is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
04/02/19 SF OG Anunoby Head is out Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
04/01/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Joe Harris averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. D'Angelo Russell averages 21.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Nets surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th 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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Brooklyn is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +1.5
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