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Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and prediction

Apr 7, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets (39-19) visit the Toronto Raptors (24-34) Wednesday for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Below, we analyze the Nets-Raptors odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Nets are second in the Eastern Conference. They’re coming off a 134-129 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday but are battling injuries with SG James Harden (hamstring) ruled out of Wednesday’s contest and SF Kevin Durant (thigh) questionable after missing Tuesday’s game.

The Raptors are 12th in the East but just a half-game out of 10th for the final spot in the conference’s postseason play-in tournament. Toronto has won a rare three straight games, all at home, by margins of 5, 11 and 6 points.

The Raptors beat the Nets 123-117 in their lone head-to-head meeting so far this season (Feb. 5). They’ll play again Tuesday in Tampa.

Nets at Raptors: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:35 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Nets +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Raptors -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Nets +2.5 (-110) | Raptors -2.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 227.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Nets at Raptors: Key injuries

Nets

  • PF Nicolas Claxton (health and safety protocols) out
  • SF Kevin Durant (thigh) questionable
  • SG James Harden (hamstring) out
  • PG Tyler Johnson (knee) out

Raptors

  • SG Rodney Hood (knee) out
  • PG Paul Watson (knee) out

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Nets at Raptors: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Raptors 117, Nets 113

Money line (ML)

The RAPTORS (-140) are as healthy as they’ve been in the second half of the season and are playing some of their best basketball of the entire 2020-21 campaign. They can match a season-best four-game win streak with a win Wednesday.

The Nets are shorthanded and playing the second half of a back-to-back. They’re 6-5 straight up when playing on no rest this season but have a minus-1.2 point scoring margin in those games.

Back the more motivated Raptors with playoff seeding not much of a concern for Brooklyn.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The better value is with backing the RAPTORS -2.5 (-110) to win by at least 3 points.

They beat the Nets by 6 points earlier this season in a game in which Durant entered late and left early due to health and safety protocols, but Harden and Irving were both full participants and combined for a meager 32 points.

Toronto is just 4-7 ATS with a rest advantage but has won those games by an average of 4.6 points.

Over/Under (O/U)

A slight lean to the OVER 227.5 (-110) even with Brooklyn’s wounded stars.

The Raptors hit the Over in two of their last three victories and the Nets are 6-2 O/U in their last eight games.

Toronto is back up to 43.7% shooting from 3-point range during its win streak and the Nets are right behind (43.0%) over the same stretch.

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