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Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1.5 -- Over/Under:
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The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 8.8 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last seven road games.

The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 21 points and seven assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won four of their last five home games.

The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 41-20 ATS in their last 61 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn. The over is 5-2 in Nets last 7 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Raptors last 9 overall.

The Toronto Raptors seem to have guys sitting out every other game, but they're still winning and are even winning their last five games by an average of 13.6 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets seem to have a hard time lately against any playoff team they play against and enter this contest shooting under 44 percent from the field in their last five games. The bottom line here is that the Raptors are head and shoulders the better team and have shown they can beat the hell out of an opponent no matter who plays or not. I'll lay the surprisingly small chalk. 

Toronto Raptors -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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