Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 8/19/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: The Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -11
OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors play the Brooklyn Nets at The Field House on Wednesday. Toronto opens this game as 11-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 226.5.
Toronto leads the series 1-0 after running away with Game 1 by a score of 134-110. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 30 points, 2 boards, and 11 assists. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists in the losing effort for Brooklyn.
The Nets are covering the spread 50.7% of the time, having gone 37-36-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 58.3% of the time, going 42-30-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/17/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is downgraded to out Wednesday & Friday 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
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
08/17/20 PF Oshae Brissett Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
08/06/20 SG Patrick McCaw Knee is out indefinitely
Joe Harris comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Caris LeVert averages 18.7 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
OG Anunoby averages 10.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Pascal Siakam averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.3 per game. The Nets allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 14th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Raptors are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Raptors surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
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?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +11
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