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Toronto Raptors VS Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Raptors Look to Move to 2-0 While the Nets Search for their First Win


Toronto Raptors VS Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The stars are out in the Empire State tonight as the Toronto Raptors visit the Brooklyn Nets in an Atlantic Division clash. The Raptors started their 2022 season off on the right foot, getting the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Nets looked sluggish in a blowout loss suffered at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans.

With both teams looking to get into the win column in this early season test against a division rival, the intensity of this matchup is set to be off the charts. Both teams will be leaving it all on the court in order to get the win and you should follow suit by betting on the Raptors VS Nets.

There are a near endless amount of bets to place on this matchup that could net you your next big win, and at Canadian Sports Betting we’ve got all the best bets and analysis to help you win your NBA bets today.

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Raptors VS Nets Picks

Entering into this early-season matchup, the Brooklyn Nets looked shell-shocked and out of sorts in their season opener. With Ben Simmons making his long awaited Nets debut, expectations were high but after fouling out with only four points, his tenure with his new team could not have started worse.

On top of this, Kyrie Irving turned in an uninspired performance while Kevin Durant did everything in his power to keep his team alive.

Meanwhile in the Six, the Toronto Raptors waged war with the new-look Cavs. After a back-and-forth affair, the Raptors squeaked out the victory and improved to 1-0 on the season largely in thanks to the stellar play of Pascal Siakam.

Tonight, the Raptors will look to remain undefeated against a Brooklyn Nets squad that is capable of exploding offensively at any moment. In what is sure to be a close-finish, check out our top picks and best bets for this Friday matchup and start your weekend off with a win.

Moneyline/Point Spread Pick: Toronto Raptors (ML/+2.5)

In this matchup we will see a clash of styles in several different ways. The Raptors bread and butter comes from their defence, while the Nets are more than happy to go shot-for-shot thanks to their elite offence. Another differentiator between these teams is the Nets reliance on isolation and “Hero Ball” where as the Raptors work well sharing the sugar and passing the rock.

The Raptors teamwork and defence first mentality is ultimately what will secure them the win over the Nets in tonight’s matchup. In the season opener the Raps looked fantastic when the ball was on their side of the court, remaining cool and composed, the Raptors rotated beautifully to keep pressure on the ball while preventing any easy looks from outside.

This is going to be a tough defence for even the elite scorers on the Nets to break, partially due to the Raptors strengths but also as a result of poor depth on the Nets. With several key members of the Nets rotation out of the lineup or dealing with an injury, they will rely on Irving and Durant to carry the load once again.

Going up against top-heavy teams is the perfect matchup for the Raptors as they hone in on the top dogs from the other team like a pack of hungry hyena, and make their lives difficult for the full 48-minutes. Look for the Raptors to impose themselves defensively on the Nets as well as move the ball offensively finding the best shot possible against a team that is in desperate need of some reliable defence.

Back the underdog Raptors to win or cover (+2.5) against the Nets in what is sure to be a thriller in Brooklyn.

Over/Under Pick: Under 226 Points

While oddsmakers seem to think this matchup will be fairly high-scoring, we think the Under is the best bet when wagering on the point total for the Raptors VS Nets.

As mentioned above, the Raptors defence takes no prisoners, chasing the ball along the perimeter, keeping pressure on-ball, and hands always in passing lanes, putting up big scoring numbers against this team isn’t easy. With this tough defence the Nets scoring average is set to drop from 112.7 points per game they averaged a season ago.

Another aspect that goes in favour of the Under in this game is the Raptors streaky offence.

It may have looked to be clicking in their season debut, but the Raptors offence has not been as consistent as they would like it to be. Even in their victory over the Cavs the Raps only put up 108 points as a team, a mark that generally won’t hit many overs.

If both teams are set to struggle on offence, with a hefty line set at 226 points, the Under is a great bet for all NBA bettors wagering on the Raptors VS Nets.

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Best NBA Player Prop Bets

Player prop bets are a great alternative from the traditional betting markets as shown above. With these prop bets, bettors can wager on multiple different aspects of a matchup, but with the focus being placed on a player rather than the team as a whole.

Player props can range from statistical totals such as points or rebounds, to how well a player will shoot from the field and more.

Get the best Raptors VS Nets player prop bets below.

OG Anunoby Over 5.5 Rebounds

Looking strong in his performance against the Cavaliers grabbing seven rebounds, OG Anunoby is set for another great day on the boards against the Nets.

For those unfamiliar with his game, Anunoby is an athletic freak. Able to jump out of the gym with his spectacular verticality, or bang down low with his broad shoulders and solid frame, Anunoby is a lot to contain on the glass.

With the interior of the Nets being the weakest area of their team, look for Anunoby to exploit this vulnerability and crash the boards on both ends and secure a fair share of rebounds as a result. Bet Anunoby to corral well over 5.5 rebounds against the Nets.

Ben Simmons Under 9.5 Points

Ben Simmons debut with the Brooklyn Nets certainly could have gone smoother. Fouling out is never great, but fouling out with five points to show for it is even worse.

Simmons still does not look comfortable back on the floor, clearly still not feeling like the All-Star player we saw with the Philadelphia 76ers just a few seasons ago. Going up against a Raptors defence that loves to get up in the grill of primary ballhandlers, Simmons might be seeing ghosts in the Barclays Centre.

Until we see Simmons round back into form, take his performances with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to scoring. With his line set at 9.5 total points, look for the Raps to force Simmons into uncomfortable situations and make him stick to his role as a playmaker, take the under on Simmons total points.

Raptors VS Nets Same Game Parlay

One of the best ways to bet on any NBA game, same game parlays are an extremely proffitable way to wager on your favourite games. Just like a traditional parlay, this wager includes several bets formed into one bet, but all the bets come from a single-event.

At Canadian Sports Betting we want you to get in on one of the hottest strategies in sports betting by placing a same game parlay on the Raptors VS Nets and we’ve got a terrific bet with even better odds featured below. Add these bets to your bet slip and win big on tonight’s NBA action.

  • Fred VanVleet Over 16.5 Points
  • Scottie Barnes Over 4.5 Assists
  • Kevin Durant Over 7 Rebounds

Total Odds: +650

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Whenever you want to place a bet, you want to do your research to ensure your bet has the legs to hit. Reviewing NBA public betting trends can be a helpful tool for NBA bettors to use when placing a bet on any of the days action.

Knowing where the public is leaning is a great way to gauge where your bet stands. Whether you want to ride with the populous and ride with the public or ignore the masses and fade the public, knowing these trends can help you make up your mind when betting.

Find the latest betting trends on the Raptors VS Nets here.

Toronto Raptors - 31%

Brooklyn Nets - 69%

Toronto Raptors - 41%

Brooklyn Nets - 59%

Over - 48%

Under - 52%

Raptors VS Nets Injury Report

Before you go ahead and throw down a juicy wager, make sure you know who will be suiting up in the game. Reviewing the injury report for any matchup can be crucial in crafting your winning bet, as you know exactly who will be on the floor battling it out, and will be able to help (or hinder) your bet.

Find the latest updates for the Raptors VS Nets on our injury report found below.

Toronto RaptorsBrooklyn Nets
C Khem Birch (Day-to-Day, Knee)SF Joe Harris (Day-to-Day, Ankle)
PF Chris Boucher (Day-to-Day, Hamstring)SG Seth Curry (Out, Ankle)
SF Otto Porter Jr. (Out, Hamstring)T.J. Warren (Out, Foot)

Best NBA Lines & Odds

Line shopping can be a chore for sharp bettors, comparing multiple books to figure out who can give you a winning edge. Well stop dreading the process as it’s already done for you. Below you can find all the best odds & lines for each of the major betting markets available on the Raptors VS Nets so you can get the most bang for your buck on all your NBA bets.

Moneyline

Toronto Raptors - DraftKings (+120)

Brooklyn Nets - BetRivers (-139)

Point Spread

Toronto Raptors - PointsBet (-107)

Brooklyn Nets - PointsBet (-107)

Over/Under

Over - PointsBet (-107)

Under - PointsBet (-107)

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Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.