Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/23/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Venue:  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Where to Watch:  TSN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Nets +2, Raptors -2; Over/Under:  221.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Nets +2, Raptors -2; Over/Under:  222 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Nets +1.5, Raptors -1.5; Over/Under:  221.5 points
 

Season Record

Brooklyn Nets:  8-9 (5th place, Atlantic Division)
Toronto Raptors:  9-8 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Brooklyn Nets:  6-4 last 10
Toronto Raptors:  5-5 last 10

 

Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Preview and Analysis

 
The Nets are coming into this game with an 8-9 record overall and they are 4-5 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They still have a game to be played first on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers as this is the 2nd leg of a back-to-back for them on Wednesday. They are entering this game on a 2 game winning streak with wins coming against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzlies in their last game. Kevin Durant led the team in points in that game with 26 while Ben Simmons was next on the team with 22 points. Royce O'Neale led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Ben Simmons led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 60.2% from the field, 47.1% from 3-point range, and 73.3% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 111.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 111.6 PPG against them. The Nets have an ATS record of 8-9 this season and their O/U record is 7-10.
 
 
 
The Raptors are coming into this game with a 9-8 record overall and they are 6-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Atlanta Hawks in their last game. Scottie Barnes led the team in points in that game with 28 while OG Anunoby was next on the team with 27 points. Scottie Barnes led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Scottie Barnes and Christian Koloko each led the team in rebounds with 9. They were 44.4% from the field, 21.6% from 3-point range, and 81.8% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 112.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 110 PPG against them. The Raptors have an ATS record of 10-7 this season and their O/U record is 10-7.

 

Nets vs Raptors Prediction

The current betting odds have the Raptors listed as a 2 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Nets got off to a terrible start this season but they have really been getting hot in their games lately. They are starting to put some wins together and they even got a boost to their lineup with Kyrie Irving returning. As good as the Nets have been playing lately, they are in a bad spot here since they are playing a back-to-back game here on the road right after a game in Philadelphia and they will be far more focused on their game against the 76ers. That is a big game for them since they will be going against the team of James Harden, and even though he will not be playing in the game, the feelings will still be real with Ben Simmons making his return to Philadelphia to play against them. The Nets are going to put more effort into their game against the banged up 76ers and will not have as much energy when they travel to Toronto for this game. The Raptors have been playing very well this season even in their losses as they keep a lot of their games close and they will be looking for revenge here after an earlier meeting with the Nets this season. Now the Raptors are at home and even though they are banged up and missing a lot of their key players, the Nets will be tired playing on the back-to-back and they might overlook the Raptors in this spot. The best way to place a bet here is on the Raptors to cover the spread in this game.
 
Nets Raptors Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Raptors 104 Nets 97.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Brooklyn Nets: 24-16 ATS as a road underdog. 22-16 ATS vs. division opponents. 24-17 UNDER as a road underdog. 
Toronto Raptors: 10-16 ATS as a home underdog. 1-5 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 7 days. 10-15 ATS in November games. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Brooklyn Nets:  Y. Watanabe (SG) Ques Tues - Hamstring. N. Claxton (C) Ques Tues - Illness. T. Warren (SF) Early Dec - Foot.
Toronto Raptors:  D. Banton (SF) Ques Wed - Ankle. S. Barnes (SF) Ques Wed - Knee. O. Porter Jr. (SF) Out Wed - Toe. G. Trent Jr. (SG) Prob Wed - Hip. C. Boucher (PF) Prob Wed - Illness. P. Siakam (PF) Early Dec - Groin. J. Champagnie (SG) Ques Wed - Back. P. Achiuwa (PF) Out indefinitely - Ankle.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
“It’s always nice to just focus on the game.” - Kevin Durant after their win against the Grizzlies in their game on Sunday.
 
 
“It’s a little hard, but it’s nothing we can’t withstand. We were short-handed, but we still had a chance to win the game. We just have to make sure we execute down the stretch.” - Thaddeus Young after their loss against the Hawks in their game on Saturday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Brooklyn Nets
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Joe Harris
SF Royce O'Neale
PF Kevin Durant
C Nic Claxton
 
Toronto Raptors
PG Fred VanVleet
SG Gary Trent Jr. 
SF OG Anunoby
PF Scottie Barnes
C Thaddeus Young
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Brooklyn Nets
PPG: K. Durant (30.4)
APG: B. Simmons (5.7)
Reb/G: N. Claxton (8.3)
 
Toronto Raptors
PPG: P. Siakam (24.8)
APG: P. Siakam (7.7)
Reb/G: P. Siakam (9.3)
 
Coaches:
Brooklyn Nets: Steve Nash (3rd season)
Toronto Raptors: Nick Nurse (5th season)
 


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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