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New Jersey favored by 2.5 against Toronto on Friday

Toronto RaptorsNew Jersey Nets
March 4, 3:00 PM | O2 Arena

Toronto Raptors vs New Jersey Nets Odds

17-44TEAM RECORD17-43

O2 Arena will feature Nets vs. Raptors action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

New Jersey battles the Raptors, currently with a 17-44 mark (26-33-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-31-1 for the Nets and 29-32 for the Raptors.

View Toronto vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nets in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 27 and the Raptors at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-93 result in favor of the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Jersey's No. 19-rated squad against Toronto's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Jersey rates No. 23 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.8 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 96-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jose Calderon scored 22 points and added 16 assists for a double-double, leading Toronto over New Orleans, 96-90, on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 104-103 loser at home against the Suns. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brook Lopez scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 104-103 against Phoenix in NBA action at Prudential Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Raptors at Nets trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
New Jersey is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Toronto
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at New Jersey, Saturday, March 5
New Jersey home to Toronto, Saturday, March 5

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