Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-7.5)
The Toronto Raptors (25-35) host the Brooklyn Nets (41-20) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Toronto opens this game as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 229.
The Brooklyn Nets took the court against the Phoenix Suns and walked away with a win by a score of 128-119 in their last game. Brooklyn wrapped up the contest with a 52.9% field goal percentage (46 of 87) and knocked down 13 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets buried 23 of 27 tries for a percentage of 85.2%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 44 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 30 assists in this game while creating 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 47.8% from the floor on 43 of 90 shooting. Phoenix totaled 22 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Phoenix grabbed 43 boards (15 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Phoenix shot 84.0% at the free throw line by burying 21 of their 25 tries. They also made 12 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kyrie Irving is someone who had an impact for the game. He walked away with 34 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He played for 35:21 minutes played and collected 6 boards. Irving ended up going 52.6% from the field and earned 12 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Nets was Jeff Green. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 33:40 minutes played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-11 (10 points). When the game finished, Green had 3 assists.
Brooklyn will play this game with a mark of 41-20 so far this season. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,634 assists so far this year, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are connecting on 38.9% on 3-point shots (857 of 2,201) and 80.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 118.8 points per outing (2nd in basketball) on 49.4% from the field. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.7% from 3-point land and they rank 23rd in basketball in points per game allowed (114.3). The Nets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.3% (786 of 1,159) and they relinquish 42.5 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,490 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Toronto Raptors took a loss by a score of 120-103 against the New York Knicks. The Raptors corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Knicks were called for 17 fouls for this game which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 73.7%. Regarding 3-point shots, Toronto knocked down 17 out of 44 tries (38.6%). In all, the Raptors walked away from this one shooting 36 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4%. The Raptors allowed the Knicks to convert 42 of their 75 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 56.0% for this contest. They finished 51.6% from distance by going 16 of 31 and ended up going 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding rebounding, Toronto allowed New York to grab 44 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Fred VanVleet ended up being a factor for the Raptors for this contest. He made 10 out of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. VanVleet earned 27 points in his 40:04 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 11 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Toronto was OG Anunoby. He walked away with 3 assists in 38:31 minutes on the court, and he put in 9 out of 16 from the floor. Anunoby wrapped this one up going 56.3% from the floor as well as totaling 27 points and 5 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 25-35 on the campaign. Toronto has earned 6,713 pts for the year (111.9 per game) and they pull in 41.5 boards per game. The Raptors commit 21.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Raptors are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per game (19th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.3. The Toronto defense allows 37.8% from downtown (831 of 2,199) and their opposition knocks down 79.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.8 assists and 45.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 24th and 22nd in the league. They are able to force 16.3 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 (+7.5) and over 229 points
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