Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and best bets
The Brooklyn Nets (13-11) visit the rival Toronto Raptors (16-8) Saturday at Scotiabank Arena for a 7:30 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Nets-Raptors odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
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Nets at Raptors: Key injuries
- PF Chandler Wilson (suspension) out
- PG Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out
- SG Caris LeVert (thumb) out
- PG Fred VanVleet (knee) doubtful
- SG Matt Thomas (finger) out
Nets at Raptors: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips
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Raptors 108, Nets 94
The Raptors (-333) come in having won just six of their last 10 games and have slipped to fifth in the Eastern Conference. They’re coming off a 112-92 home loss against Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday. It was their fourth loss in their last five games.
Still, they’re 9-3 at home for the year and will be able to handle the undermanned Nets (+260) with relative ease; however, we’ll PASS as a $10 bet on the Raps to win outright would return a profit of just $3. Brooklyn took a 113-108 loss against the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday and is just 6-6 on the road. This is the first meeting of the year between the two.
Against the Spread (ATS)
Take the RAPTORS (-7.5, -115) with the points. They’ll need to win by at least 8 points against the wounded Nets. The Raps are at relatively full health, and they’re 13-11 against the spread overall but 8-4 ATS on home court. The Nets are 13-11 ATS overall but just 6-6 on the road.
Twelve of Toronto’s 16 wins on the year were by margins of at least 8 points.
Go with the UNDER 219.5 (-115) as both teams come in with plenty of rest and will be able to put forth a strong defensive effort. The Nets played to the Under in three of their last five games. They’re lacking too much offensive firepower to put up enough points against the reigning champs.
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