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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Raptors at Toronto

Brooklyn NetsToronto Raptors
15-21January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre17-17

The Raptors will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at Air Canada Centre on Saturday in NBA play.

Toronto will face the 15-21 Nets, who own a 17-19 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 18-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 19-16-1 favoring the OVER.

View Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The Raptors were listed as a -8-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 193.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Raptors and the No. 26-rated Nets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 93-87 win for the Raptors on Saturday.

Brooklyn was a 104-95 winner in its last match at home against the Heat. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn got 32 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 104-95 victory over Miami on Friday at Barclays Center.

The Raptors were a 112-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Detroit out of the gym and running up a 112-91 score at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 98.82 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 19 at 100.81 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.37% per game.

A few Nets at Raptors trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at Atlanta, Thursday, January 16th
Toronto home to Milwaukee, Monday, January 13th