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  • The Toronto Raptors are looking to take down the Nets despite missing some key role players.
  • The Brooklyn Nets look to extend their winning streak to three wins in a row.
  • The Nets won their earlier meeting with the Raptors this season, 116-103.

Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Toronto Raptors +9 (-110)
TBA +320
Brooklyn Nets -9 (-110)
TBA -425

Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions and Picks

Both teams are coming off of commanding victories over some less than stellar competition. The difference in this game will be bench output, and the Brooklyn Nets are just better at creating opportunities for their role players.


Brooklyn Nets def. Toronto Raptors (-425)

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Raptors vs Nets Predictions

Head-to-Head: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets

Toronto Raptors Head-to-Head Brooklyn Nets
Nick Nurse Head Coach Steve Nash
12-14 (11th in East) Standing 19-8 (1st in East)
W-L-W-W Form W-W-L-W
109.3 (16th of 30) Off Rtg 110.2 (12th of 30)
109.6 (17th of 30) Def Rtg 106.5 (6th of 30)
95.4 (30th of 30) Pace 99.3 (9th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

O. Anunoby (20.1) PPG K. Durant (29.4)
S. Barnes (8.3) RPG J. Harden (7.9)
F. Vanvleet (6.4) APG J. Harden (9.6)
G. Trent Jr. (2.0) SPG J. Harden (1.4)
S. Barnes (0.9) BPG L. Aldridge (1.2)
K. Birch (.500)/O. Anunoby (7.6) FG%/FGM L. Aldridge (.573)/K. Durant (10.6)
F. Vanvleet (.389)/F. Vanvleet (3.2) 3P%/3PM P. Mills (.443)/P. Mills (3.0)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Goran Dragic Toronto Raptors 30 Nov 2021 Out (Personal) Dragic is away for a personal matter and there is no timetable for his return.
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors 28 Nov 2021 Out (Hip) There is no timetable for Anunoby’s return.
Khem Birch Toronto Raptors 7 Dec 2021 Out (Knee) Birch is out indefinitely.
Precious Achiuwa Toronto Raptors 12 Dec 2021 Out (Health & Safety) Achiuwa has been placed under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
David Johnson Toronto Raptors 12 Dec 2021 Out (Calf) Johnson was listed as OUT for Toronto’s Monday (Dec 13) game.
Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets 23 Oct 2021 Out (Not With Team) There is no timetable for Irving’s return.
Joe Harris Brooklyn Nets 29 Nov 2021 Out (Ankle) Harris is out indefinitely.
James Harden Brooklyn Nets 11 Dec 2021 Out (Rest) Harden was out for Brooklyn’s Sunday (Dec 12) game.
Paul Millsap Brooklyn Nets 11 Dec 2021 Out (Ankle) Millsap was out for Brooklyn’s Sunday (Dec 12) game.

How Can the Raptors Beat the Nets?

When the Toronto Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets, they’ll need to find a way to limit their opponents’ hot shooting. While the Raptors are always happy to collapse on the paint, they’ll need to think twice when they face Brooklyn for the second time this season.

In their last meeting with the Nets, Toronto could not stop their opponent’s three-point onslaught. Brooklyn shot 17 of 38 from three, compared to Toronto’s 7 of 30.

The Raptors don’t have the firepower to keep up with an in-form Brooklyn team, so they’ll need to adjust their defence to find victory. Toronto have failed to contain the perimeter before, and the results are usually devastating.

Raptors Key Player: (F) Pascal Siakam

After coming back from shoulder surgery, Siakam didn’t quite look like himself. However, through his recent games, Siakam looks to be returning to All-Star form.

Through his last six games, Siakam has posted averages of 21.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.0 blocks in almost 36 minutes per game.

Siakam’s versatility defensively is always welcome, but with so many players out he needs to take the lead in the scoring department. Shooting just 31.3% from deep over his last six, Siakam must improve to keep up with the high-scoring Nets.

How Can the Nets Beat the Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors are a dangerous team for the Nets face. While they sit just below .500, they’ve got experienced contributors leading an energetic group of young players ready to execute their game plan.

When Brooklyn take on Toronto, they need to take care of the ball. Say what you will about their individual qualities, the Raptors play aggressive team defense. In victories, the Raptors force 15.6 turnovers per game to just 10.4 of their own.

Brooklyn can play a lot of one-on-one, but the Raptors are ready to double at a moment’s notice. Being ready to move the ball at a moment’s notice is key to a Nets victory.

Nets Key Player: (F) Kevin Durant

After his performance against the Detroit Pistons, you must look at Nets superstar Kevin Durant as the key player going into this game.

Durant is coming off of a 51-point, 9 assists, and 7 rebound performance against the Pistons. He was scorching hot from the field, shooting 51.6% overall and nailing 5 of 10 three-point field goal attempts.

Without Toronto’s best perimeter defender available, OG Anunoby, the Nets star could catch fire again. After dropping 9 dimes to go with his 51 points, you should expect Durant to adjust should Toronto’s swarming defence key in on him.

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How to Watch Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets

Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Information
Teams Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
Location Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Time 7:30 PM EST, December 14th, 2021
How to Watch YES Network, SportsNet

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