Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets 1/4/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets 1/4/2020 – The Brooklyn Nets are on a four-game losing streak and hope things will change as they host the injury-depleted Toronto Raptors at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, January 4 at 6 pm Eastern Time. Television rights are given to YES Network while live streaming of the match can be seen on NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The defending champions Raptors are a tough customer to handle with them winning more of their road games than losing at 9-7. NBA Game Odds see the Raptors bouncing back while the Nets are going to continue struggling to find a win.
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets 1/4/2020
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets 1/4/2020 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
In their loss against Miami, Serge Ibaka was their highest scorer with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. OG Anunoby also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet were limited in their production as the two combined for 7-of-32 from the field. Patrick McCaw also had a bad game doing 1-of-8 from the field. The silver lining was Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who had 13 points and seven rebounds from the bench as he is showing a good upside to his potential. They hope to bounce back against the Nets who they can and most probably rebound with their big men inside.
Players to watch: K. Lowry PG 24 GP 24 GS 38.1 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.5 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 7.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.81 PER
F. VanVleet SG 30 GP 30 GS 36.3 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 6.9 AST 2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 2.2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.97 PER
S. Ibaka PF 25 GP 8 GS 25.5 MIN 14.3 PTS 2.2 OR 5.9 DR 8.1 REB 1.2 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 2 TO 2.7 PF 0.6 AST/TO 17.13 PER.
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The Brooklyn Nets faced the Mavericks with no Kyrie Irving yet and they relied on Spencer Dinwiddie to give them some scoring as he provided with 19 points. Getting extra from the bench was Dzanan Musa with 14 points and four players had 11 points each for the Nets. These are the rare times that we see DeAndre Jordan in the starting role and he did 10 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes. It is still a puzzle why the Nets are playing him limited minutes with his talent. Nets came up short but they need more from Joe Harris who shot 5-of-17 from the field. Against the Raptors, DeAndre Jordan should get more minutes if they want to have a chance of winning the rebounds.
Players to Watch: S. Dinwiddie G 33 GP 22 GS 30.7 MIN 22.8 PTS 0.3 OR 2.8 DR 3 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 3.3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 19.61 PER
C. LeVert G 9 GP 9 GS 31.6 MIN 16.8 PTS 1.1 OR 3.9 DR 5 REB 4 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 3.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 10.88 PER
J. Harris G 33 GP 33 GS 31.8 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.9 OR 3.2 DR 4.1 REB 2.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 13.24 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets 1/4/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Brooklyn are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant SF Achilles is out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks
Injury depleted but they still have players from that championship culture and they are seen as the team with the upper hand in this game according to Top Online Sportsbook. With all the guards and shooting expected from this game, the team that will win the boards will win the game. Aside from DeAndre Jordan who is no expected to play more than 25 minutes, the Nets don’t have a true polarizing presence inside.
Moneyline: The Nets are at -103 if they get a victory over the Raptors. Meanwhile, the much-favored Nets are given a -117 in the ML.
ATS: The spread between the Nets and Raptors are a thinnest at 1-point with Brooklyn owning the upper hand since they are at home with -1.
TOTALs: It is the Nets that is expected to go over the 218 totals while the Raptors are going under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 108 Nets