Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors, NBA East Conference game. Second game for the Nets in Canada. The first two games were not easy, this season it is impossible to play against the Raptors on the road. This year the home team is profiled to be one of the best, without needing Leonard. The dominance in the conference led by the Bucks is between the Raptors and Milwaukee.
Brooklyn Nets: This season is not for us.
The Nets know that this year they can’t do much while waiting for Kyrie Irving to play 100%. And the most important thing is that Kevin Durant is totally healthy to return to action. The record on the road is negative with 8-15. The last 10 games on the road are a disaster, only two wins and eight losses. The last game was a defeat in Washington 107-113.
On the road the Nets are scoring an average of 109.5 points per game, 39.74 FG points, 77.1% free throw shots, 12.48 three pointers, 47.57 rebounds, 23.91 assists, 13.78 turnovers.
The defense allows up to 113.7 points per game, 42.17% FG points, 74.7% free throw shots, 12.17 three pointers, 49.26 rebounds, 12.17 turnovers. The second half is the weakest for the defense, the team allows up to 57.8 points on average.
Kyrie Irving will not be available for this game and the next one on the road. Irving leads the team with 27.4 points this season, but he has only played in 20 games. Dinwiddie is the second best with 21 points per game in 50 games.
Toronto Raptors: Strong at home.
The Raptors’ record at home is positive with 19-7 until. The overall record is 38-14 as the second best team in the East Conference. Lo Bucks lead the conference with 44-7. The last five home games were victories against Wizards, 76ers, Hawks, Bulls and the most recent against Pacers 119-118.
At home the Raptors are scoring an average of 116 points per game, 41.58 FG points, 81.2% free throw shots, 13.92 three pointers, 45.85 rebounds, 26.46 assists, 13.15 turnovers.
The defense allows up to 107.6 points at home, 38.46 FG points, 76.4% free throw shots, 14 three pointers, 24.96 assists and 16.31 turnovers. In all quarters the team allows up to 25+ points on average.
Kyle Lowry didn’t finish the game against the Pacers because of neck pain. But Siakam is leading the team this season with 23.5 points per game, Lowry with 19.6, VanVleet with 17.7, Ibaka 16.0, and Norman Powell with 15.3 points per game. The most games player this season is Anunoby with 51.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors 02/08/2020 is: take the Toronto Raptors -6.5 (Spread).
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