Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 8/17/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -10
Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets (35-37, 4th in the Atlantic Division) head to AdventHealth Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (52-19, 1st in the Atlantic Division) in Game 1 of their series. Brooklyn opens this game as 10-point dogs. The total has been set at 222.5.
The Nets cover the spread 51.4% of the time, having gone 37-35-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 57.8% of the time, going 41-30-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/14/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Toronto
08/14/20 PG Chris Chiozza Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Toronto
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
08/14/20 SF OG Anunoby Knee is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
08/14/20 PF Oshae Brissett Knee is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
08/14/20 C Serge Ibaka Knee is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
08/06/20 SG Patrick McCaw Knee is out indefinitely
Caris LeVert comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jarrett Allen averages 11.1 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Fred VanVleet scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.3 per game. The Nets allow 112.3 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 14th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.24. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.2. The Raptors are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Raptors give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Toronto is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -10
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