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Raptors take on Nets in hoops contest

Toronto RaptorsNew Jersey Nets
March 5, 3:00 PM | O2 Arena

Toronto Raptors vs New Jersey Nets Odds

17-45TEAM RECORD18-43

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Toronto when they hit take on the Nets on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Nets are 18-43 overall and 29-32 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 17-45 and 26-34-2 ATS. As for the totals, New Jersey is 29-31-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 30-32.

View Toronto vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nets are listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 204.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Raptors are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nets will win this game 95-93.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 29-ranked offense (93.3 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 25 at 105 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 106.1 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

Toronto was a 116-103 loser in its last match on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 219 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Raptors got a terrific 30-point performance from DeMar DeRozan but New Jersey handed them a 116-103 defeat on Friday at O2 Arena.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 116-103 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nets got a 25-point performance from Brook Lopez as New Jersey ran past Toronto 116-103 on Friday at O2 Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Raptors at Nets trends to consider:
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Toronto is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Toronto is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
New Jersey is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Toronto
New Jersey is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
New Jersey is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Toronto home to Utah, Wednesday, March 9
New Jersey home to Golden State, Wednesday, March 9

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