Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/2/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets will go up against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on Friday.
The Raptors faced off with the Pelicans and went home with a loss by a final score of 126-108 in their last contest. Toronto walked away from the game with a 47.7% FG percentage (42 out of 88) and knocked down 11 of 38 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Raptors made 13 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 30 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 29 assists for the matchup while creating 20 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In relation to defense, Toronto allowed 52.3% from the field on 45 of 86 shooting. New Orleans earned 28 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Moreover, New Orleans pulled down 52 boards (12 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 7 rejections. New Orleans ended up shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of their 26 tries. They made 14 of 33 tries from beyond the perimeter. In relation to personal fouls, the Raptors ended up with 21 and the Pelicans totaled 16 personal fouls.
Gary Trent Jr. is one player who was a contributor for the game. Trent finished the contest at 60.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. He played for 33 minutes and also grabbed 1 board. He totaled 35 points on 12 out of 20 shooting.
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Toronto will play this game with a record of 11-10 on the campaign. They have an average of 110.7 points per contest (19th in the league) while going 44.6% from the floor. The Raptors are connecting on 33.1% on three-point attempts (229 of 691) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is pulling in 43.7 boards per game and has accumulated 488 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing 17.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.2% on three-point shots and they are ranked 7th in basketball in opponents PPG (109.3). The Raptors are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.1% (829 of 1,725) and they surrender 42.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 20th in the league in giving up assists with 556 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 113-107 when they played the Wizards. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn allowed Washington to snag 51 overall (14 offensive). They went 25.0% from distance by going 6 out of 24 and finished the contest at 23 of 34 from the free throw line (67.6%). The Nets permitted the Wizards to bury 39 of their 89 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.8% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 84 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.4%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Brooklyn made 11 of 26 attempts (42.3%). They were able to make 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. The Wizards were called for 21 personal fouls for this contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Nets collected 31 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game.
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets for this contest. Durant racked up 39 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this matchup. He converted 13 of 20 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 65.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 12-11 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nets are connecting on 49.6% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Brooklyn has earned 2,566 pts so far this year (111.6 per game) and they collect 40.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 26.3 times per contest (11th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest. The Nets are committing 22.1 fouls every game and they connect on 80.6% from the charity stripe.
The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in PPG surrendered with 110.6. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (1st in the league). The Brooklyn defense gives up 37.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (294 of 781) and opponents are making 74.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 23.4 dimes and 44.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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