Raptors vs. Nets - 3/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (18-45) at Toronto Raptors (41-20)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -11.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, Sportsnet One
The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors square off Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15 points and 1.8 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing four assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.6 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Nets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
I don't feel comfortable with this many points and a Brooklyn team that finds a way to compete some nights. Instead, I'm taking the over, as the Raptors get a ton of points from the free throw line and the over is 14-6 in the Nets last 20 games.