Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors Game 7 ATS Pick
- Updated: May 3, 2014
Time: 1 PM EST Sunday May 4, 2014, ABC / WatchESPN
Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of an Eastern Conference playoff series.
This best of 7 series is tied at 3 games apiece.
In their last games: The Nets beat the Raptors 97-83.
In their Game 6 win the Nets jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead and for the game played solid defense holding the Raptors to a FG% of 38.5%.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the 6 games in this series.
Guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are the 2 leading scorers for the Raptors on the season and in the Game 6 loss DeRozan did go for 28 points, but this duo only combined to shoot 12/34 from the floor.
In the Game 6 win the Nets scored 48 points in the paint and they forced 14 turnovers.
Point Spread: Toronto -2.5
Total Line: 192
Money Line: Nets Off/ Raptors Off
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Brooklyn Nets: 47-41 SU 45-42-1 ATS
Toronto Raptors: 51-37 SU 48-36-4 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• BKL is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• BKL is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win.
• BKL has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• TOR is 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
• TOR is 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• TOR has an Over record of 8-1 in their last 9 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Brooklyn Nets: 90.53
Toronto Raptors: 91.86
Key Player Injuries
Brook Lopez C Sidelined Dec 21 foot Out for the 2013-14 season
No injuries to report at this time.
Against The Spread Pick:
It’s difficult to know which Raptors team we will see in Game 7 in Toronto. Will it be the one who played atrocious defense for three straight quarters or will it be the one that held the Nets to 37 points in the last half of Game 6? I believe it will be the latter. Toronto may have gotten a little too cocky after opening up a huge lead in Game 5. They fell apart in the 4th quarter, but still got the win, so no lesson was learned. It took them a few minutes into the second half of Game 6 to realize that they just can’t turn it on at will if they hope to knock off the veteran Brooklyn squad. Look for them fight hard from the opening tip off until the final buzzer. The younger legs prevail here.
Take the Toronto Raptors -2.5