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Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

February 22, 2024



The Brooklyn Nets will travel to Toronto, Ontario to face the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday evening and will air on TSN and the Yes Network.

Brooklyn Nets Team Preview

The Brooklyn Nets are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-33 while having lost five of their last six games including an 86-136 loss on the road against the Boston Celtics in their last game before the All-Star Break. Brooklyn ranks 19th in the NBA in points per game with an average of 113.87 points per game. 

Defensively, the Nets have been a middle-of-the-pack team in the NBA as they rank 16th in points allowed per game with an average of 115.25 points allowed per game. Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and steals with an average of 21.7 points and 0.94 steals per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to avoid their 6th loss in their last seven games when they travel to face the Toronto Raptors.

Toronto Raptors Team Preview

The Toronto Raptors have the 4th worst record in the Eastern Conference at 19-36  and are on a three-game losing streak following a 125-127 loss at home against the Indiana Pacers. Toronto is averaging the 10th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 113.67 points per game. 

Defensively, the Raptors rank 20th in the league in points allowed per game with an average of 117.59 points allowed per game. Scottie Barnes has been one of the best players on the team this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, steals, and blocks while being 2nd on the team in assists with an average of 20.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.22 steals, and 1.45 blocks per game. 

The Toronto Raptors will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Toronto Raptors listed as 2-point favorites at home against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. Brooklyn has won eight of the last ten including the previous five meetings. The Nets have covered the spread in eight of the last ten including the previous six games in the series. 

The Brooklyn Nets are 24-27-3 ATS overall, 9-14 ATS on the road, 14-20-3 ATS as an underdog, and 2-5-2 ATS in division games this season while the Toronto Raptors are 25-29-1 ATS overall, 12-15 ATS at home, 9-11 ATS as a favorite, and 2-9 ATS in division games on the year.

Game Pick

Brooklyn enters this game with a slightly better record and has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including five straight games against Toronto. 

The Nets have covered the spread in eight of the last ten including six straight games in the series while also being the slightly better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-27-3 ATS overall and 2-5-2 ATS in division games while the Raptors are 25-29-1 ATS overall and 2-9 ATS in division games. 

Take the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they travel to face the Toronto Raptors on Thursday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets +2