Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 2/8/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 2/8/2020 – The Toronto Raptors are downright unstoppable now. As their confidence continues to rise, the defending champs will look to extend their surge to a franchise-best 14 wins when they host the injury bugged Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, 7:30 pm Eastern Time, inside the Scotiabank Arena in Ontario. The game will be shown on YES in Brooklyn and TSN in Toronto as it is available to be streamed on NBA League Pass and Sofascore. Online sportsbooks are tagging the Raptors as the clear-cut favorites in this game as reflected from the NBA Betting Lines.
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 2/8/2020
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 2/8/2020 Betting Odds
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The injury woes continue for Kyrie Irving as he is expected to miss his third straight game due to a knee injury. Spencer Dindiwiddie should announce his presence anew as he has been the most reliable gunslinger in the absence of Irving. The Nets will have to display some mental fortitude to stand a chance against the championship pedigree of the Raptors. Caris LeVert and Joe Harris must get their offensive juices flowing to provide a scoring lift for Brooklyn.
Players to watch: S. Dinwiddie PG 50 GP ?? GS 31.0 MIN 21.0 PTS 0.5 OR 2.8 DR 3.3 REB 6.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 2.9 PF 2.26 AST/TO 17.85 PER
J. Harris SG 49 GP 49 GS 31.3 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.8 OR 3.3 DR 4.2 REB 2.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.38 PER
C. LeVert SG 25 GP 11 GS 26.4 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.9 OR 2.7 DR 3.6 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 2.5 TO 1.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 11.16 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
Toronto’s winning rampage took a hit on Friday after starting guard Kyle Lowry suffered an injury that makes him questionable to play against the Nets. Although the sudden turn of events seems unfortunate at first, it eventually led to something the Raptors could count on moving forward. Lowry’s injury appeared to have poked the bear in Serge Ibaka who exploded for 22 points and 10 rebounds to lift Toronto to 115-106 win against the Indiana Pacers. The team’s firepower was in full display even in the absence of Lowry who has been their most vocal leader since. Barring any more injuries, the Raptors are right on course to keep this surge running.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 40 GP 40 GS 34.9 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.2 OR 6.5 DR 7.7 REB 3.5 AST 1.0 STL 0.9 BLK 2.5 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.38 PER
K. Lowry PG 40 GP 40 GS 36.6 MIN 19.7 PTS 0.6 OR 4.0 DR 4.6 REB 7.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.74 PER
F. VanVleet PG 41 GP 41 GS 35.9 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.4 DR 3.9 REB 7.0 AST 2.0 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.4 PF 3.1 AST/TO 16.77 PER
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 2/8/2020 Betting Numbers
Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Toronto are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Kevin Durant SF Achilles is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry PG Shoulder left last game, is “?” Saturday vs Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Raptors are sitting comfortably at the second spot in the East with 38 wins against 14 losses. They hold a solid 19-7 record at home where they boast a 114.0 offensive rating. On the flipside, the Nets are seriously struggling on the road, winning only eight of their 23 games away from Brooklyn. It surely is a daunting task to face a team that is on an absolute tear. And with Kyrie Irving being sidelined again, it is anything but surprising that the Raptors are favored to come out with the win.
Moneyline: The Raptors are priced at -333 to win. The Nets are underdogs on the road at +283.
ATS: Toronto is given a nine-point handicap as favorites.
TOTALs: The total line is offered with even prices at O/U 223 points. The Raptors are expected to over the team’s total line while Nets are pegged to go under.
Score Prediction: 106 – 103 Raptors