NBA Playoffs Nets vs. Raptors: Predictions, picks and bets

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August 19, 2020 1:22 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Raptors in the series opener.

To the surprise of many, it was Toronto's offense that stole the show, piling on 134 points on their way to a 24-point win. Game Two will be crucial, because if we see more of the same, a sweep will most likely be on the cards.

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Here are our best plays for Game Two:

Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Nets +11 @-110
💵 Moneyline: Nets @+530
👆 Over/Under: Over 225 @-110


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Best Bet: Nets +11 (-110*) has a 55% probability

The Nets struggled in Game One and will no doubt enter this one eager to prove they belong in the playoffs. They do have playmakers offensively but will need to focus on the defensive side of the game, as it was all too easy for Toronto in the opener. Expect them to be more competitive in this one, with our model projecting them as a 55 percent chance to cover.

 

Moneyline: Nets (+530*) has a 5.4% edge

Obviously the Raptors enter this game as heavy favorites, however, the edge in the market is very much with the Nets. They are currently at +530, and our model believes they are a better chance of winning than those odds suggest. We've seen how good they can be, beating the Clippers and the Bucks in the bubble. They are severely undermanned, but still have the talent to pull off an upset against Toronto.

Over/Under: Over 225 (-110*) has a 51% probability 

Game One had plenty of scoring and we're expecting more of the same in Game Two. A total of 244 points was scored in the opener, with Toronto's offense catching fire. Brooklyn also has a number of handy offensive weapons, and can make teams pay from beyond the arc. Our projections have predicted a 51 percent chance that this one goes Over.

Dimers' take-out

The Raptors sent a message in Game One, and now the Nets have to respond. They have the talent and have already managed to surprise a few teams in the bubble. Expect a much better performance from Brooklyn in what should be another high-scoring contest.

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