Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets: August 17, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

Monday’s matchup (August 17, 2020) between the Toronto Raptors (53-19, 0-0) and the Brooklyn Nets (35-37, 0-0) sees Pascal Siakam and the Raptors as a solid, 9.5-point favorite. The over/under for the matchup is set at 222. Monday’s matchup is one of eight on the schedule in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is slated for 4:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Nets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -9.5 -110 -110 222 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Nets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Raptors (-9.5) Under (222) Raptors 117 Nets 105

Head to Head

Toronto has come out on top in three of its four head-to-head meetings with Brooklyn this season. Both the Raptors and the Nets are 2-2 against the spread in those contests.

Raptors vs Nets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/12/2020 Raptors -4 224 -178 147 101-91 BKN
2/8/2020 Raptors -6 218 -255 207 119-118 TOR
1/4/2020 Nets -1.5 217.5 -123 103 121-102 TOR
12/14/2019 Raptors -7.5 218.5 -307 243 110-102 TOR

Raptors Betting Information

  • Toronto is good against the spread, going 41-30-1 on the season.
  • The Raptors have posted a winning record of 6-3 against the spread when the spread is -9.5 or higher.
  • In 38 of 72 (52.8%) contests this season, Toronto and its opponents have hit the over.

Nets Betting Information

  • Brooklyn has a 38-34 record against the spread, covering in 52.8% of their matchups.
  • The Nets have fared well as a 9.5-point underdog, going 5-1 against the spread when they are at least 9.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Brooklyn’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (35 out of 72 games, 48.6%).

Over/Under Analysis

Raptors vs Nets Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Raptors 33 45.8% 112.8 224.6 106.5 218.8 219.3
Nets 39 54.2% 111.8 224.6 112.3 218.8 224.1

Raptors Leaders

  • Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring, racking up 22.9 points per game.
  • Toronto is led in rebounding by Serge Ibaka’s 15.4 rebounds per game and assisting by Kyle Lowry’s 7.5 assists per game .
  • Lowry connects on 2.8 threes per game to lead the Raptors.
  • Toronto’s steals leader is Fred VanVleet, who grabs 1.8 per game. Chris Boucher leads the team averaging 1.0 block a contest.

Nets Leaders

  • The Nets go-to guy, Caris LeVert, leads the team in both scoring (18.7 points per game) and assists (4.4 assists per game).
  • Jarrett Allen collects all of the boards and is the Brooklyn leader in rebounds, getting 9.6 per game.
  • Nobody on Brooklyn grabs more steals than LeVert (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Allen (1.3 per game).
  • Joe Harris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nets, averaging 2.5 treys per game.

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