Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets August 21, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 20, 2020

Toronto (53-19, 2-2) is a solid 6.5-point favorite against Brooklyn (35-37, 0-0) when the Raptors square off with the Nets on Friday (August 21, 2020). The game’s point total is 218.5. Tip-off for this game, one of four on the docket in the NBA for the day, is scheduled for 1:30 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 -6.5 -250 195 218.5 -210 170

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Nets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Raptors (-6.5) Over (218.5) Raptors 115 Nets 107

Head to Head

Toronto holds a 5-1 record in head-to-head meetings with Brooklyn this year. Both the Raptors and the Nets have 3-3 records against the spread in those contests.

Raptors vs Nets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/19/2020 Raptors -11.5 225 -819 570 104-99 TOR
8/17/2020 Raptors -9.5 223.5 -500 382 134-110 TOR
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

  • More often than not, Toronto and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 39 of 74 chances this season.
  • Against the spread, Toronto has been strong this season, posting a 42-31-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Raptors have fared well against the spread, compiling a 16-9 record.

Nets Betting Information

  • Brooklyn has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 39-35 ATS.
  • When they play as 6.5-point underdogs, the Nets have a record ATS of 10-10.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year — 36 of 74 (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 40 54.1% 112.9 224.5 106.5 219 219.4
Nets 43 58.1% 111.6 224.5 112.5 219 224.1

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors scoring 22.9 points per game.
  • Serge Ibaka paces Toronto with 8.2 rebounds a game and Kyle Lowry leads the squad with 7.5 assists per matchup.
  • Lowry is the top three-point shooter for the Raptors, hitting 2.8 per game.
  • Toronto’s blocks leader is Chris Boucher, who records 1.0 per game. Fred VanVleet leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

Nets Leaders

  • Caris LeVert has the top spot on the Nets scoring and assist lists, putting up 18.7 points and 4.4 assists per game.
  • Jarrett Allen’s 9.6 rebounds per game paces Brooklyn’s rebounding effort. He also adds 11.1 points per game.
  • Brooklyn’s LeVert has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Allen is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Joe Harris leads the Nets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.5 made threes per game.

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