Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/27/14 Game Four
Toronto Raptors (48-34) at Brooklyn Nets (44-38)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -4 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, YES, TNT
The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets will play game four on Sunday night, and the Nets lead the series 2-1.
Despite making a late rally in game three, the Raptors came up short, 102-98. The main thing that is absolutely killing the Raptors in this series are the turnovers, as they’ve turned the ball over a combined 54 times in the first three games. Shooting wise the Raptors are fine with DeMar DeRozan scoring back-to-back 30-point games and Kyle Lowry shooting 42.9 percent from the field in his last five games. The Raptors, however, are shooting just 32.8 percent from three and have lost five straight games when failing to score more than 100 points. The Toronto Raptors are 47-34-4 ATS overall and 26-15-1 ATS on the road.
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The Nets shot 49.3 percent in the game three win and received 29 points from Joe Johnson. With the win, the Nets are 6-1 SU in their last seven games when scoring more than 100 points. The Nets are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the Eastern Conference at 36.5 percent, but are shooting just 30.5 percent in their last five games. Deron Williams has kind of flown under the radar in this series, but he’s scored a combined 51 points and dished out 16 assists in the first three games. The Brooklyn Nets are 43-41-1 ATS overall and 24-18 ATS at home.
The Raptors are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 17-5-2 ATS in their last 24 games following a S.U. loss. The Nets are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The underdog is 6-2-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Raptors turn the ball over way too much to actually think they have a chance in this series. The Nets should have blown the Raptors out in game three if it weren't for a miracle comeback. Take the Nets and the chalk, as Brooklyn is a solid team on its home court.