Raptors vs. Nets - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (19-28) at Toronto Raptors (33-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, TSN
The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors play Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Brooklyn Nets hope to turn things around after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 95.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 15.9 points and 3.7 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets must be happy to get their starting point guard back on the floor, as they’re shooting just 44 percent from the field in their last five games. Williams had 15 points and three assists in 29 minutes off the bench in his first game back from injury, as he helped the Nets beat the Clippers.
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The Toronto Raptors are once again looking like a contender with wins in six of their last seven games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 106.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 46 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 19 points and 7.3 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Louis Williams is hooting 40.2 percent from the field and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Raptors must keep up the solid offensive production, as they’ve won six straight games when scoring 100-plus points. James Johnson is questionable for this game with a hamstring injury.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Raptors haven't been great ATS on their home court, while the Nets are looking like a decent team recently especially with Williams back on the court. I'm taking Brooklyn and the points as more of a fade from the Nets.