Raptors at Nets 3/13/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
NBA: 7:30 PM EST
Mar. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : TOR -9.5 Total 219
The Barclays Center will play host to a Tuesday night clash between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors have won eight straight games and have opened up a 3.5 game lead over Boston for first place in the East. On Sunday, Toronto outscored New York by 18 points during the second half of a convincing 132-106 road victory. The Raptors outrebounded the Knicks by a 58-44 margin and shot 51 percent from the field.
Jonas Valnciunas led seven Toronto players in double figures with 17 points and nine rebounds. Kyle Lowry contributed 16 points and seven assists for the Raptors.
The Brooklyn Nets have dropped eight of their last ten games and are on the verge of being eliminated from postseason contention. Unfortunately, the Nets do not own their draft pick this summer and will watch Cleveland pick in their slot. On Sunday, Brooklyn was outscored by 12 points during the first half of a 120-97 home loss versus Philadelphia. The Nets allowed 70 points over the first 24 minutes and allowed the 76ers to shoot 53 percent for the game.
D’Angelo Russell tallied a game high 26 points, but also finished with a game worst minus 24 rating in 28 minutes of action. Spencer Dinwiddie added 13 points and six assists in a losing effort for the Nets.
Recent Betting Trends:
Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Over is 11-3 in Raptors last 14 road games.
Under is 20-7 in Nets last 27 home games.
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn.
Free Betting Pick: Brooklyn Nets +9.5
Brooklyn C Jarrett Allen (sore left foot) is being listed as questionable for this matchup. The Raptors dominate the Nets in every important statistical category. Toronto will win, but look for Brooklyn to stay within the number on Tuesday. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win but fall short ATS 112-107.