Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 4/21/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 4/21/2021 – The Toronto Raptors are starting to make a big push for the last spot of the play-in tournament before the season ends. They will have to face the fast-paced Brooklyn Nets in their adopted venue at the Amalie Arena located in Tampa, Florida. The game will happen this Wednesday, April 21 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TSN and YES2 will be sharing the live television broadcast while the online live stream can be enjoyed through an NBA League Pass subscription. The short-handed Brooklyn Nets are coming in this game as the underdogs in NBA odds against the Toronto Raptors.
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 4/21/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 4/21/2021 Betting Odds
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The Brooklyn Nets are now the second-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record now at 39-19. They are just half a game behind the Philadelphia 76ers but the biggest blow for the team right now is that James Harden will miss significant time and will be available by the end of the season. Kevin Durant is still questionable for this game and the attention now goes to Kyrie Irving. This team will come in with a heavily depleted roster with Nicholas Claxton and Reggie Perry out and has to serve quarantine time. They may bring the momentum from their most recent win against New Orleans Pelicans but their luck may not last that long.
Players to watch: K. Irving PG 42 GP 42 GS 35.2 MIN 27.4 PTS 1 OR 3.6 DR 4.7 REB 6.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 2.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 24.83 PER
K. Durant PF 24 GP 22 GS 32.7 MIN 27.3 PTS 0.4 OR 6.3 DR 6.7 REB 5.2 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 3.7 TO 2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 26.29 PER
J. Harden SG 34 GP 34 GS 37.3 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.9 OR 7.8 DR 8.7 REB 11 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 4.1 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 25.06 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are doing whatever they can to get the last spot of the NBA Eastern Conference play-in tournament. They are on the right track by winning their last three games. Their record now improved to 24-34 which puts them as the 12th best record and trailes the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards who are tied at 24-33 to sit on the 10th-11th place. Their most recent win was against the Oklahoma City Thunder with the final score at 112-106. Chris Boucher has shown that he is one of the players that the Raptors will include in their future plans as he tallied 31 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 46 GP 46 GS 35.6 MIN 20.8 PTS 1.7 OR 5.5 DR 7.2 REB 4.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 3.3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.02 PER
F. VanVleet SG 45 GP 45 GS 36.1 MIN 19.5 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.2 REB 6.1 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 3.1 AST/TO 17.03 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 12 GP 12 GS 33.6 MIN 17.8 PTS 0.1 OR 3.5 DR 3.6 REB 1.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 0.8 TO 1.8 PF 1.9 AST/TO 13.06 PER.
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors 4/21/2021 Betting Numbers
Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Toronto are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF Retired has retired
Pascal Siakam PF Shoulder is “?” Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Toronto Raptors are not yet giving up on this season and they are determined to get to the final play-in tournament spot at least. With the number of injuries in the Brooklyn Nets roster, it is just appropriate that online betting puts the Raptors as the safer pick.
Moneyline: The Nets as the visiting team is given an ML of +110 while the favored Raptors are -130.
ATS: It is just 2.5 points between both teams with the Nets the team getting the +2.5 while the Raptors are -2.5.
TOTALs: 228.5 points is the pegged total for this matchup with the Raptors going under and the Nets are over.
Score Prediction: 114 – 112, Raptors