The defending champions Raptors, who have a commanding 3-0 lead in this Eastern first rounder, are facing the Nets in Game 4. The Raptors have been outstanding in Orlando, being 10-1 since the restart. On the other hand, the Nets are looking first their first win in the series in order to avoid being swept.
Date/Time: 08-23-2020, 18:30 EDT
Spread: Brooklyn Nets +13.5 Total: +217.5
The Nets finished the regular season with a 35-37 record (37-35 ATS). They were seventh in the East. They have four consecutive losses. In their last game, they got defeated by Toronto in Game 3, 92-117. They were an 11-point underdog and failed to cover the spread.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot leads the team in the postseason with 17.7 ppg. Joe Harris adds 16.5 ppg and 10 rebounds per game.
The Raptors finished the regular season with a 53-19 record (41-29-1 ATS). They were 2nd in the East. They have eight consecutive wins. In their last game, they won against the Nets in Game three, 117-92. They were a -11 favorite and successfully covered the handicap.
Fred VanVleet leads the team in the playoffs with 25.3 ppg, adding a team-high 8.7 assists per game. Pascal Siakam adds 21 ppg and 8.3 rebounds.
Toronto leads Brooklyn 6-1 wins this season.
They are better both offensively (113 to 111.3 ppg) and defensively (106.3 to 112.6 ppg).
The Raptors have better percentages both in field goals (45.8% to 44.6%) and in 3-pointers (37.6% to 34.2%).
On the other hand, the Nets are better in rebounding (47.8 to 45.5), while Toronto is better both in turnovers committed (14.7 to 15.2) and in assists made (25.3 to 24.6).
Bookmakers give the Raptors a -13.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. Nets are simply inferior and they don’t stand a chance for a closer game than that.
Raptors vs Nets Game 4 Prediction: Toronto Raptors -13.5 (-107)
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