Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors, Tuesday, Las Vegas Betting, NBA Basketball Odds, Picks and Prediction

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BROOKLYN NETS TORONTO RAPTORS
7-19 December 20, 7:30 PM | Air Canada Centre 19-8

When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, YES (Brooklyn), Sportsnet One (Toronto)

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Brooklyn Nets +14.5 -105 +1000 223 -110
Toronto Raptors -14.5 -115 -2000 223 -110
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The fans at Air Canada Centre will be treated to a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors when they take their seats on Tuesday.

ABOUT THE NETS (7-19): Two wins and three single-digit losses in the last six games counts as a step in the right direction for Brooklyn. Center Brook Lopez went up against rookie sensation Joel Embiid on Sunday and held his own with 22 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four blocks in the narrow setback. “It’s tough, and our guys are absolutely playing with heart,” Lopez told reporters. “There’s no quit in us. We can’t let go of the rope.”

ABOUT THE RAPTORS (19-8):
Toronto is in the bottom half of the league in field-goal percentage defense (45.4 percent), and coach Dwane Casey believes the effort against the Magic is what the team needs to bring to each game. “I thought that was a good bounce-back for us after our lackluster defensive game against Atlanta, but that’s the way we have to play,” Casey told reporters. “If we’re going to be important or relevant in this league, we have to play with that defensive intensity every night.” The Raptors should have a chance to win every night as long as they bring star guard DeMar DeRozan, who is riding another hot streak with 30 or more points in four straight games.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Raptors listed as 14.5-point favorites versus the Nets, while the game’s total is sitting at 223 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

The Toronto Raptors bounced back from a tough loss in the best way possible – by crushing their next opponent. The Raptors will try to bring the same level of intensity back home when they make a brief stop to host the Brooklyn Nets before embarking on a six-game road trip that will take them through Golden State and San Antonio.

Toronto was beginning to show signs of slippage on the defensive end during a four-game winning streak and finally had it bite them when they allowed the Atlanta Hawks to shoot 53.5 percent from the floor in a 125-121 home loss on Friday. The Raptors looked like a different team when they traveled to Orlando on Sunday and scored 28 points off 20 turnovers in a 109-79 drubbing of the Magic. The Nets, who gave up 118 points to that same Orlando squad on Friday, could not pull out a win at Philadelphia on Sunday and dropped a 108-107 decision that left them with setbacks in four of the last five contests. Brooklyn is close to the Eastern Conference basement and is staring at a brutal stretch of three games in four days with a back-to-back hosting Golden State on Thursday and visiting Cleveland on Friday after finishing up in Toronto.

The Raptors were a 109-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the -6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 108-107 result against the 76ers on December 18. The Nets earned a push in that game as a +1-point underdog, while the 215 combined points took the game PUSH the total.

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Brooklyn:
Team record: 7-19 SU,13-10-3 ATS
Brooklyn is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Brooklyn’s last 18 games
Brooklyn is 2-4-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road

Toronto:
Team record: 19-8 SU,19-7-1 ATS
Toronto is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games
Toronto is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto’s last 21 games

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Golden State Thursday, December 22
Toronto at Utah Friday, December 23

HOOPS NEWS
1. Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double in four of the last six games.

2. Nets PG Jeremy Lin (hamstring) was up to 22 minutes off the bench on Sunday as he works his way back to full strength.

3. Toronto swept the four-game series last season while winning by an average of 10.3 points.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Toronto Raptors will cover the spread at -14.5 and the game will stay under 223 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Raptors 111, Nets 95 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
BKN TEAM TOR
106.7 PTS FOR 112.1
114.3 PTS AGNST 103.0
-7.7 DIFF. 9.2
35.0 DEF REBOUNDS 31.3
9.6 OFF REBOUNDS 10.9
43.8 FG% 48.0
77.8 FT% 81.3
11.0 3 POINTERS 9.7
7.8 STEALS 8.8
INJURIES
BROOKLYN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
TORONTO
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
BROOKLYN
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Brooklyn’s last 18 games
Brooklyn is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Brooklyn’s last 10 games on the road
Brooklyn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 2-4-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 6 games when playing Toronto
Brooklyn is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
TORONTO
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto’s last 21 games
Toronto is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Toronto is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Brooklyn’s Overall Scoring vs Toronto’s Overall Defense 106.7 8 103.0 14
Brooklyn’s Away Scoring vs Toronto’s Home Defense 107.5 6 101.3 10
Brooklyn’s Road Rebounds vs Toronto’s Home Rebounds Allowed 43.0 16 41.6 10
Toronto’s Overall Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Overall Defense 112.2 3 114.4 30
Toronto’s Home Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Road Defense 112.9 5 117.7 30
Toronto’s Home Rebounds vs Brooklyn’s Road Rebounds Allowed 43.7 19 47.6 29
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BROOKLYN
Brooklyn has the worst defence in the league allowing 114.3 points per game.
Brooklyn allows the most three points made in the league with 11.0 per game.
Brooklyn has the second worst rebounds allowed in the league at 48.0.
TORONTO
Toronto is the third highest scoring team in the league at 112.1 points per game.
Toronto has the second best field goal percentage at 48.0.
Toronto is second in the league in free throw percentage at 81.3.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Brooklyn 43.8 46.3 -2.4
Toronto 48.0 45.3 2.6
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Brooklyn 9.6 35.0 44.6
Toronto 10.9 31.3 42.3
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Brooklyn 20.9 16.5 1.3
Toronto 20.4 11.1 1.8

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