Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Barclays Center)
The Toronto Raptors travel to Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday for a game against the Nets in a matchup of teams from the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by the score of 137-126. Pascal Siakam led the Raptors in scoring on the night with 34 points while shooting 14 of 21 but 0 for 1 from the free throw line. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors in assists with 11 while playing a total of 40 minutes in the game against Minnesota. O.G. Anunoby was the leading rebounder on the night for Toronto as he pulled in a total of 12 boards, with 5 coming offensively.
After the win against Minnesota, Toronto is now 40-14 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. Pascal Siakam has been the leading scorer this season for Toronto as he has averaged 23.7 points per game on the year. Serge Ibaka has been the leading in rebounding this year for the Raptors as he has pulled in an average of 8 rebounds per game, including an average of 2.1 coming offensively. Kyle Lowry has led Toronto in assists this season with an average of 7.5 assists per game on the year. Toronto enters Wednesday’s game against the Nets with 3 players on their injury report as Dewan Hernandez and Marc Gasol are out while Serge Ibaka is listed as day to day.
The Brooklyn Nets welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to town on Wednesday after winning their last game against the Indiana Pacers by the score of 106-105. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets in points in the game against the Pacers, scoring 21 while shooting 4 of 15 from the field and 13 of 15 from the free throw line. Dinwiddie also led the Nets in assists as he recorded 11 while playing 35 minutes on the night. DeAndre Jordan was the Nets leading rebounder in the game as he recorded 19 boards, including 4 offensively.
With the win against the Pacers, the Brooklyn Nets are now 24-28 on the season, which places them in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. On the year Spencer Dinwiddie leads the Nets in points per game with 21 and in assist per game with 6.5. DeAndre Jordan leads the Nets in rebounds per game with an average of 9.9. The Nets enter Wednesday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Kyrie Irving is out.
The Toronto Raptors have scored 113.4 points per game this season while allowing 106.7 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets have scored an average of 110.7 points per game on the year while allowing 111.4 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Raptors are 5-0 and have won 15 games in a row, while the Nets are 3-2. The Raptors have won all 3 of their games against the Nets this season by the scores of 110-102, 121-102 and 119-118. Toronto is 10-5 against the spread in their last 15 games. Brooklyn is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games against Toronto. Brooklyn is 1-8 in their last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto. I am going with the Raptors in this one. Toronto wins 120-108 and covers the spread.