At 7:00 ET, the Toronto Raptors (-129) will host the Brooklyn Nets (+108) in a divisional matchup. The Raptors are currently favored by 2 points over the Nets, and the over/under line is set at 231.5.

This game will be played at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and can be seen on TSN. The Nets (21-33) are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic Division. They come into this game on a 2-game losing streak. The Raptors (19-36) are 12th in the East and 5th in the Atlantic. They have lost 3 straight games.

BROOKLYN NETS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +2

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 130-117 in favor of the Nets.
  • Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the Nets Pull the Upset on the Road?

The Nets have lost three straight games as the underdog, and they are 9-28 as the underdog this season. Today, they are getting 2 points against the Raptors. In their last game, they were 11.5-point underdogs against the Celtics and lost by a score of 136-86.

As the underdog this season, Brooklyn has a scoring differential of -7 points per game. On the road, their scoring differential is -6.5 points per game.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 26-28, and their games have averaged 229 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5, and their games have averaged 228.6 points per game.

The Nets are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-33. In their most recent game, they lost to the Celtics by a score of 136-86. This season, they are 14-17 against other teams in the East and 2-7 against Atlantic Division opponents.

Overall, the Nets are 24-27 against the spread and 9-15 ATS on the road. In their last game, they were 11.5-point underdogs and lost by 50 points. The O/U line for that game was 227 points.

The Nets are one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, ranking 6th in both three-point makes (13.8) and attempts (37.6) per game. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 113.4 points per game. On the road, Brooklyn is averaging 112.6 points.

Despite their below-average scoring numbers, the Nets have outscored the NBA average in just 42.6% of their games this season. They are also on a two-game streak of scoring below their season average.

In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 26th in the league at 46%. They have been more efficient from two-point range (52%) than overall, but their overall offensive pace is just 24th in the NBA.

Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 115.6 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the Nets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.3% and allowing 38.1% from beyond the arc.

Can the Raptors Deliver Being Favored at Home?

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Pacers by a score of 127-125. The O/U line for that game was 246.5, giving them a combined scoring total of 252 points.

Toronto’s ATS record for the season is 26-29, including a 12-15 record at home. They have covered the spread in their last two road games and are 14-14 ATS on the road.

Toronto’s O/U record for the season is 29-25-1. In their games this season, the average combined scoring total is 231.6, and today’s O/U line is set at 231.5.

Currently, the Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-36. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place. As the favorite, they are 10-9 and 8-11 ATS as the favorite.

In the Eastern Conference, Toronto has a record of 12-23 compared to 7-13 against non-conference opponents. The Raptors have lost three straight games and are favored by 2 points today.

This season, the Raptors have been a below-average offensive team at home, averaging 111.0 points per game (27th). Overall, they are 20th in the league at 113.9 points per game.

In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the NBA at 99 possessions per game. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Raptors are 16th in the league at 54%.

So far, the Raptors have been one of the better teams in terms of offensive rebounding, ranking 7th in the league. In terms of assists, Toronto is 3rd in the NBA at 29.2 per game.

For the season, Toronto is sitting 20th in terms of points allowed per game (117.8). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 12.9 turnovers per game, which is 17th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.