Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s early game in the NBA. Brooklyn puts their four-game win streak on the line as they travel north to face the Toronto Raptors. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been an interesting week or so for the Brooklyn Nets, they are finally back to a decent record at 6-3, however 2 of the 4 wins came against the Detroit Pistons. Nevertheless, the team is starting to click, although they are relying a bit too much on Kevin Durant who is having yet another MVP type season. KD is averaging 28.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, his play is making Nets fans forget about the whole Kyrie Irving drama. James Harden is also coming into shape and is now a nightly threat for a triple-double, against the Pistons he had a 13-10-10 line, although he was just 3-for-10 from the field. Brooklyn likes playing in the favorite role, they’ve covered the spread 18 times in their last 26 such games.
The moment all Raptors fans have been waiting for is finally here – Pascal Siakam finally makes his return to the line-up from a shoulder injury and Toronto no longer has to rely on the likes of OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet for scoring. There’s nothing wrong with those two, in fact Anunoby is putting up career numbers this season, but you have to wonder if that will continue happening now that the number one scoring option is back. Toronto had a 5-game win streak snapped on Saturday as they lost 102-101 to Cleveland, it was their 4 home loss in 6 games so far. Playing at home has been an issue for a while now, they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 11 home games.
Both teams have been playing well so far this season, however any time you get a 20+ points per game scorer back from injury it takes time for him to get into rhythm and for the team to adjust to him. Mainly because of this and the way Kevin Durant has been playing, I’m going to side with the Brooklyn Nets in this one. They are just the better team at this point.
Toronto Raptors – Brooklyn Nets Odds
Toronto Raptors – Brooklyn Nets Betting Tips
You can back Brooklyn -3.5 Point Spread at -110 odds on bet365!
The total for this game is a bit too low for my liking at 209 Points. We’ve seen some epic games between these two teams over the years and in their last 10 meetings they’ve averaged a combined 225.6 points per game. Both of them rank in the middle of the pack when it comes to offensive efficiency this season, plus this being an early tip-off will also make the defenses be a little bit more lethargic than usual. Brooklyn playing at the 12th fastest pace averaging 102.3 possessions per game also helps us, Toronto isn’t high on the pace list, but with Siakam coming back I think they will slightly alter their approach. The 3 meetings last season produced 219, 217 and 240 points. Let’s back the over with confidence here.
Over 209 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365!