Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/4/14 Game Seven
Brooklyn Nets (44-38) at Toronto Raptors (48-34)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -3 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors will play game seven on Sunday afternoon to decide who will play the Miami Heat in the second round.
The Nets have struggled from downtown in this series as they’re shooting 32.4 percent, but they are shooting 47 percent from the field. In the game six win to avoid elimination, Deron Williams finally showed up to the party by scoring 23 points and dishing out four assists. Defensively, the Nets are holding the Raptors to 44.3 percent shooting and are 14-2 SU in their last six games when allowing less than 100 points. The Nets now go on the road where they haven’t been very good this season, averaging 96.1 points and allowing 101.4 points away from home. The Brooklyn Nets are 45-42-1 ATS overall and 19-23-1 ATS on the road.
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With the 97-83 loss in game six, the Raptors are 1-5 SU in their last six games when failing to score 100 or more points, which includes 1-3 in this series. Besides DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors continue to get stagnant on offense at times and are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc. DeRozan is averaging 24.8 points in this series and has shot above 40 percent in his last two games. Defensively, the Raptors are grabbing five more rebounds than the Nets and return home where they hold teams to 98.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. The Toronto Raptors are 48-36-4 ATS overall and 21-20-3 ATS at home.
The Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
The Brooklyn Nets are a veteran team and probably the better all around team than the Raptors. Game seven a lot of the time comes down to experience and that will likely make the difference in this ball game. I really like the Nets plus the points, as I think Brookyln will win SU.