Raptors battle vs Nets highlights NBA odds
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The visiting Nets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre against the Raptors.
The Raptors sit at 31-48 (38-40-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 47-32 (38-39-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 40-39 OU, and Brooklyn is 39-40 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Nets were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 194 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-95 victory for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 95 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Nets have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.3 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
The Nets were a 117-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 33 points from Deron Williams en route to a 117-109 victory over Indiana on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 97-88 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Raptors covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Raptors got 24 points from Amir Johnson as Toronto ran past Chicago 97-88 on Friday at Air Canada Centre.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Nets at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 11 games on the road
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Brooklyn's last 16 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn home to Washington, Monday, April 15
Toronto at Atlanta, Tuesday, April 16