Raptors in Brooklyn to take on the Nets
The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets have split their two meetings so far this season 1-1 both SU and ATS as they prepare to hit the hardwood at Barclays Center on Monday.
The Nets topped the Raptors 102-100 in Toronto in their first meeting of the season on November 26, but the Raptors rebounded with a 96-80 victory over the Nets as a 9-point home favorite on January 11.
The Raptors will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 25-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 21-21 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Toronto is 22-21 on the totals; Brooklyn is 21-20-1.
The Nets - Raptors odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Brooklyn is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-89 win for the Raptors.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 126-118 loser as they battled the Clippers at home. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 244 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Terrence Ross chucked in 51 points for Toronto on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 126-118 at Air Canada Centre.
The Nets were an 85-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn got 17 points from Andray Blatche en route to an 85-79 victory over Boston on Sunday at TD Garden.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 28-rated squad against Toronto's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 15 in the league with 7.86 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 8.26 per outing.
Toronto home to Orlando, Wednesday, January 29th
Brooklyn home to Oklahoma City, Friday, January 31st