Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets - 2/28/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (32-29) vs Toronto Raptors (32-27)
Game Info: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets +2 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors duke it out once again at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in a major slump as they’ve lost 14 of their last 17 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting dismantled by the Raptors in a 133-97 loss last night. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 15 points off the bench, Bruce Brown and Cam Thomas each scored 14 points while Seth Curry chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Nets shot just 38 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and never really got into the contest after falling behind by 23 points going into halftime. Patty Mills’ shooting slump continued as he finished with just three points on one of eight shooting.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in a bit of a rut as they had lost four of five games, before last night’s blowout win over the Nets. Scottie Barnes led the team with 28 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and five steals on 12 of 14 shooting, Precious Achiuwa added 20 points with eight rebounds and four assists off the bench while Malachi Flynn chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 51 percent from the field and 18 of 38 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start and set the tone with 42 points in the first quarter, before pouring in another 62 points in the scend half to finish with the massive victory.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games, 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record and 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest. The Raptors are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games, 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Nets are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Nets will be eager to avenge last night’s loss to the Raptors and they’re going to have Kyrie Irving back in the linep given that this is a road game, but the Raptors are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and the Nets are only 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. It’ll be a much closer contest in this one, but I’m sticking with the Raptors to pile on the misery with another win in this one.
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