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March 14, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Toronto Raptors vs New Jersey Nets Odds

14-28TEAM RECORD14-29

The Nets will be trying to slam the Raptors on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Prudential Center in NBA betting action.

The Nets currently sports a record of 14-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-24-1 ATS. The Raptors are 14-28 and 25-16-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 24-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 18-22-2 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Raptors odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 90-88 win for the Raptors.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 25-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 12 at 94 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.7% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.4 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toronto was a 96-88 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Raptors grabbed a 96-88 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Jerryd Bayless at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Nets were a 105-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets got a terrific 31-point performance from Kris Humphries but Milwaukee handed them a 105-99 defeat on Monday at Prudential Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 0-10
After a win are 1-9

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Raptors at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Toronto's last 24 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing New Jersey
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of New Jersey's last 24 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games
New Jersey is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Toronto at Memphis, Friday, March 16
New Jersey at Orlando, Friday, March 16

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