Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 11/7/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Brooklyn Nets (6-3) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Sunday where they will play the Toronto Raptors (6-4).
The Nets faced the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 96-90 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Nets ended up walking away with 21 and the Pistons recorded 13 fouls. They also buried 11 of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. Detroit ended up shooting 72.2% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 18 attempts. Additionally, Detroit pulled down 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Detroit distributed 44 dimes and had 17 steals for the game. When talking about the defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 37.9% from the floor on 33 of 87 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 45 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Nets buried 13 of 14 tries for a rate of 92.9%. Brooklyn ended the game with a 45.0% FG percentage (36 of 80) and knocked down 11 of 27 shots from distance.
Kevin Durant is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He totaled 29 points on 12 out of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also snagged 10 rebounds. Durant shot 44.4% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes.
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Brooklyn enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 6-3 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 45.4 boards per contest and has 216 dimes on the season, which ranks 11th in basketball in terms of passing. The Nets are connecting on 36.9% on shots from distance (114 of 309) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 105.0 points per contest (20th in basketball) while going 46.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 186 conceded so far this season. The Nets are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.7% (348 of 834) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 32.9% on 3-point shots and they are 9th in the NBA in PPG allowed (103.3).
The last time they took the court, the Raptors went home defeated by a final of 102-101 when they faced the Cavaliers. The Raptors were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Cavaliers were called for 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for 9 attempts. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 55.6%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Toronto made 12 out of their 27 tries (44.4%). Overall, the Raptors went 42 for 99 from the floor which had them sitting at 42.4%. The Raptors allowed the Cavaliers to bury 38 of 82 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.3% for this game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from three-point range by going 10 of 30 and finished the contest at 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). In reference to rebounds, Toronto allowed Cleveland to collect 28 in all (11 on the offensive side).
OG Anunoby was important for the Raptors for the game. Anunoby earned 23 points in his 37 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes for this contest. He converted 10 out of 21 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and had 6 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 6-4 for the year. The Raptors are committing 19.2 fouls per contest while shooting 76.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 19.9 times per game (27th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. Toronto has earned 1,049 points for the season (104.9 per contest) and they pull down 47.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in the NBA.
The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 100.4. They are forcing 17.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (15th in the league). The Toronto defense concedes 34.2% on 3-point attempts (115 of 336) and opponents are knocking down 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 21.6 dimes and 42.2 boards per contest, which ranks 8th and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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