Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
|Date & Time||Monday February 11, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: 229
The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.4 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.8 points and 6.5 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 17.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 17 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.9 points and 7.8 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16 points and 7.8 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The under is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 home games. The over is 7-3 in Nets last 10 road games. The under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
The Brooklyn Nets have been very kind to us in these underdog spots, especially on the road where they've covered 16 of their last 27 games. The problem is the Nets have cooled off recently and are being outscored by an average of 9.8 points in their last five games. The Nets are also 0-3 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog. The Toronto Raptors outscore teams by an average of 8.4 points at home this season and win games by an average of 14.3 points when a double-digit favorite. When the Nets and Raptors met back in January, Toronto cruised to a 17-point win. I don't like the Nets in their current form. I have to side with the Raptors in a comfortable home victory.