Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 3/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Brooklyn Nets (32-29) are en route to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they will go up against the Toronto Raptors (32-27).
The Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and earned the victory with a final of 126-123 in their last game. Brooklyn ended the contest with a 47.8% field goal percentage (44 of 92) and made 13 out of their 34 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Nets made 25 of 33 shots for a percentage of 75.8%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists in this contest as well as creating 0 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 52.6% from the field on 41 of 78 shooting. Milwaukee earned 43 assists and had 24 steals in the game. On top of that, Milwaukee collected 39 rebounds (4 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Milwaukee shot 65.8% when shooting free throws by converting 25 of their 38 tries. They also knocked down 16 of 38 attempts from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 24 and the Bucks accounted for 14 personal fouls.
Kyrie Irving is one player who was a major factor for the game. He totaled 38 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds. Irving ended up shooting 53.8% from the field and also recorded 5 assists.
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Brooklyn will take the court with a record of 32-29 for the campaign. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest (10th in the NBA) while shooting 46.6% from the floor. The Nets are shooting 34.9% from downtown (680 of 1,946) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,513 assists on the year, which ranks 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists with 1,447 conceded on the year. The Nets defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (2,487 of 5,505) and they surrender 44.8 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 33.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 19th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.3).
In their last game, the Raptors walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 127-100 against the Hawks. When it comes to cleaning the glass, Toronto allowed Atlanta to get 40 in total (5 offensive). They shot 41.9% from 3-point land by going 13 of 31 and ended up shooting 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). The Raptors permitted the Hawks to bury 48 of 83 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 57.8% for the game. When all was said and done, the Raptors finished 38 out of 95 from the floor which had them at 40.0%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Toronto knocked down 10 out of 32 attempts (31.3%). They were able to bury 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. The Hawks were called for 12 fouls for the contest which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Raptors snagged 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest.
Precious Achiuwa ended up being important for the Raptors for the matchup. Achiuwa totaled 21 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup. He converted 8 out of 12 for the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and had 9 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 32-27 this year. The Raptors have committed 19.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 21.9 times per contest (28th in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.8 times per game. Toronto has totaled 6,387 points so far this year (108.3 per contest) and they average 44.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Raptors are shooting 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA.
The Toronto defense gives up 35.5% from downtown (734 of 2,065) and their opponents are making 79.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.2 dimes and 44.4 boards per game, which is ranked 21st and 14th in basketball. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the league in PPG surrendered with 107.5. They are forcing their opponents into 16.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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