Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Toronto Raptors (12-14) are headed to Barclays Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Brooklyn Nets (19-8).
The Raptors took the court against the Knicks and notched a win by a score of 90-87 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Raptors walked away with 19 while the Knicks totaled 13 fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. New York shot 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 20 of their 24 shots. In addition, New York totaled 41 rebounds (14 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. New York distributed 55 assists and had 18 steals in this matchup. When it comes to defending, Toronto allowed the other team to go 35.8% from the field on 29 of 81 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists for the game in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 48 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Raptors knocked down 18 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. Toronto ended the game with a 34.5% FG percentage (30 out of 87) and converted 12 of their 35 shots from distance.
Fred VanVleet is a player who played a role for the game. He accumulated 17 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He played 38 mins played and pulled down 6 rebounds. VanVleet finished the contest at 30.8% from the field and distributed 11 assists.
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Toronto will enter this contest with a mark of 12-14 this year. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is pulling in 44.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 545 dimes so far this season, which is 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Raptors are connecting on 34.2% on three-point shots (295 of 863) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 104.3 pts per contest (25th in the league) while going 43.2% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are able to force 16.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. They rank 10th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 614 surrendered on the year. The Raptors are giving up a FG percentage of 45.4% (981 of 2,162) and they surrender 44.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 35.6% from 3-point land and they are 6th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (104.6).
The last time they took the court, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 116-104 when they played the Pistons. With respect to attacking the glass, Brooklyn allowed Detroit to grab 32 in all (8 offensive). They finished the game shooting 37.8% from distance by connecting on 14 out of 37 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Nets allowed the Pistons to convert 39 out of their 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 41 for 87 from the field which had them at 47.1%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Brooklyn knocked down 11 out of their 28 tries (39.3%). They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 92.0%. The Pistons committed 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Nets were able to corral 35 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the contest.
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets in this contest. He buried 16 out of 31 in this game giving him a rate of 51.6%, and had 7 rebounds. Durant accumulated 51 points in his 41 minutes of playing time and had 9 assists in the matchup.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 19-8 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Nets are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in basketball. Brooklyn has accumulated 2,953 points so far this season (109.4 per contest) and they pull down 44.6 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.4 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Nets are committing 19.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 81.6% from the free throw line.
The Nets are ranked 11th in the league in PPG allowed with 105.7. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (2nd in the league). The Brooklyn defense concedes 30.8% on 3-point shots (307 of 996) and their opponents are converting on 79.1% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 21.9 assists and 45.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 5th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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