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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Raptors-6.5-250195218.5-210170

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Nets
ATSOver/UnderScore 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
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineResult
8/19/2020Raptors-11.5225-819570104-99 TOR
8/17/2020Raptors-9.5223.5-500382134-110 TOR
2/12/2020Raptors-4224-178147101-91 BKN
2/8/2020Raptors-6218-255207119-118 TOR
1/4/2020Nets-1.5217.5-123103121-102 TOR
12/14/2019Raptors-7.5218.5-307243110-102 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 TotalAverage PPGCombined Average PPGAverage Opponent PPGCombined Average Opponent PPGAverage Total
Raptors4054.1%112.9224.5106.5219219.4
Nets4358.1%111.6224.5112.5219224.1

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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