Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s game in the NBA. A night after dropping 51 points on the Detroit Pistons, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets return home to host the Toronto Raptors. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Raptors form has been on the raise lately as they’ve won 4 of their last 5 games, they are coming off a 23-point home win over the Sacramento Kings in which they had 9 players score in double figures. They finished that game shooting 54% from the field and held Sacramento to just 45 points in the first half. What’s impressive about this team is that they are on this run without their best player OG Anunoby who has been out for an extended period of time due to a hip injury. They’ll be looking to get revenge against the Nets tonight, as they lost to them already once this season by 13-points in Toronto. That game was played over a month and a lot has changed since, the Raptors look a lot better on the road than they do at home this season.
It was all Kevin Durant against the Pistons over the weekend, he dropped 51 points and had 7 boards with 9 dimes. Brooklyn got the job done by 12-points at Detroit, despite being without their primary ball handler James Harden. The Beard took the night off to rest, which means he will be good to go in tonight’s game. The Nets have done well against the Eastern Conference winning 8 of their last 9 games, however they do struggle against the Raptors at home for some reason. In their last 13 games at Barclays Center they’ve lost 11 of them vs Toronto. They’ve also failed to cover the spread in their last 5 home games, which is another worry.
Raptors have done quite well lately covering the spread 4 times in their last 5 games. Against the Nets they are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings and over the last 20 head-to-head they’ve beaten them 16 times. I’m confident they can keep this game close, so I’m backing them to cover here.
Brooklyn Nets – Toronto Raptors Predictions & Odds
Raptors +8.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Brooklyn has been red hot over their last 3 games averaging 111 points per game, while Toronto is coming off a 124 point effort against the Sacramento Kings. If we look at the averages over the last 10 meetings we can see that the two teams are averaging 225.2 points in those games and in the 3 most recent meetings that number is 218.2 per game. Raptors games on the road tend to go over the total more often than not. They are 7-5 on the O/U away from home and give up an average of 105.5 points per game. Brooklyn plays the 9th fastest tempo in the NBA, with James Harden coming back tonight we could see an increase in both efficiency and overall points scored compared to their last game vs Detroit. I can definitely see Kevin Durant following up his 51 point performance with another monster stat line here. Give me the over in this game.
Over 216 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365