Nets vs Raptors Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -9
Joe Harris and the Brooklyn Nets (23-27, 4th in the Atlantic Division) go to Scotiabank Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (37-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division). Toronto opens this game as 9 point favorites. The total has been set at 223.
The Nets are covering the spread 46.0% of the time, having gone 23-27-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.9% of the time, going 29-22-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/02/20 PG Kyrie Irving Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/07/20 SF Dewan Hernandez Ankle is downgraded to out Friday vs Indiana
02/06/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is downgraded to out Friday vs Indiana
02/01/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Joe Harris comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.0 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kyle Lowry averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Pascal Siakam averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 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 48.1 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.9 per game. The Nets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 11th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Raptors are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Raptors surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 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 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Toronto is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Raptors are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 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 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +9
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