Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-6.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (38-19) head to Amalie Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors (24-34). The spread on this game has Brooklyn as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 227.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Miami Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 109-107 in their last game. Brooklyn finished having earned a 47.6% field goal percentage (39 of 82) and knocked down 17 of their 43 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Nets buried 12 of 18 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 38 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 43.7% from the field on 38 of 87 shooting. Miami distributed 28 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. On top of that, Miami snagged 53 rebounds (16 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Miami finished the contest at 81.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. They knocked down 16 out of their 39 tries from 3-point range.
Kyrie Irving is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 6 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 37:35 minutes played and pulled down 4 boards. Irving went 31.6% from the floor and earned 9 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Nets was Joe Harris. He collected 2 rebounds in 32:57 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 41.7% from the floor for the game by hitting 5-of-12 (12 points). In all, Harris had accumulated 3 assists.
Brooklyn will play this game with a mark of 38-19 so far this season. They cough up possession 13.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.2 boards per game and is sitting with 1,529 dimes on the season, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are shooting 39.1% on shots from distance (806 of 2,063) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. They average 118.8 pts per contest (2nd in the league) while connecting on 49.5% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. The Nets defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.3% (731 of 1,074) and they surrender 42.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 13th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,396 relinquished on the campaign. They are surrendering 36.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (114.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Toronto Raptors took home the win by a final score of 112-106 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Raptors earned 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Thunder were called for 19 fouls for this contest which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about shots from downtown, Toronto made 17 of 38 attempts (44.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors finished 37 for 96 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5%. The Raptors allowed the Thunder to convert 37 of 82 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.1% in this contest. They finished 42.4% from beyond the perimeter via 14 of 33 and finished the game at 18 of 21 from the charity stripe (85.7%). Concerning rebounding, Toronto allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 46 in all (9 offensive).
Chris Boucher was important for the Raptors in this matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 16 for the game for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and had 12 rebounds. Boucher had 31 points in his 35:18 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Toronto was Gary Trent Jr.. He walked away with 1 assist in his 33:00 minutes on the court, and he converted 9 out of 25 from the floor. Trent ended the game having shot 36.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 24-34 for the campaign. As an offense, the Raptors are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 25th in basketball. Toronto has earned 6,496 pts for the season (112.0 per contest) and they pull in 41.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.1 times per game (20th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per game. The Raptors are committing 21.7 fouls per game and they hit 82.7% from the free throw line. The Raptors are ranked 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.3. The Toronto defense allows 37.7% on 3-point attempts (802 of 2,127) and their opponents are connecting on 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 26.0 dimes and 45.8 boards per game, which ranks 26th and 22nd in basketball. They are forcing 16.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (+6.5) and over 227 points
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