Raptors vs Nets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -4.5
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (40-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) travel to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (24-28, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Toronto opens this contest as 4.5 point favorites. The total opens at 226.
The Raptors cover the spread 57.4% of the time, having gone 31-23-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 48.1% of the time, going 25-27-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/10/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
02/10/20 C Serge Ibaka Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
02/01/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/02/20 PG Kyrie Irving Knee is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam averages 23.7 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Joe Harris averages 13.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Toronto averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.2 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Raptors are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 17th 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.
Brooklyn is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -4.5
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