Raptors vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 16 (Kevin Durant & Co. Complete the Season Sweep)

Devon Platana
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/John Minchillo
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Raptors vs. Nets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario
  • Coverage: TSN and YES

Ten matchups are on the NBA's Friday, Dec. 16 schedule, including a showdown up north between the Toronto Raptors (13-15) and Brooklyn Nets (17-12).

The Raptors hope that this match finally ends their losing streak, which was extended to three games with Wednesday's 124-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings. It's been the opposite for the Nets, who have won eight of their last nine games, as well as the last four in a row — including a 112-110 win against the Washington Wizards on Monday.

Can the Raptors put their losing ways to bed with a strong showing? Or will the Nets simply continue steamrolling over the competition?

Raptors vs. Nets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BKN: (-118) | TOR: (+100)
  • Spread: BKN: -1.5 (-114) | TOR: +1.5 (-106)
  • Total: 225 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nets enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225 points, which is tied for the third-lowest of Friday's projected totals.

Raptors vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Nets are 14-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, the Raptors have been installed as underdogs by a 1.5-point margin or more 10 times and are 4-5-1 ATS in those contests.
  • This season, 11 of the Nets' games have gone over the point total out of 26 chances.
  • Raptors games this season have hit the over on 12 of 26 set point totals (46.2%).
  • Brooklyn sports a worse record against the spread at home (6-9-0) than it does on the road (8-5-0).
  • In 2022-23 against the spread, Toronto has a better winning percentage at home (.583, 7-4-1 record) than away (.286, 4-9-1).

Raptors vs. Nets Prediction & Pick

The Raptors and Nets will meet for the fourth and final time this season, much to the former's relief. Brooklyn has completely dominated Toronto this season, winning the three previous games by an average of nine points, and holding the opposing offense to 105 or fewer points in each contest.

The Raptors will also be in trouble tonight as they'll be without top defender OG Anunoby due to injury. They've already lost both games that he's missed this season and are 26-39 in their last 65 matchups without him dating back to the 2020-21 NBA season.

With Anunoby absent and the offense being inconsistent lately, I don't see how Toronto can keep up with a Brooklyn team averaging 122.5 PPG in its last four games. Look for the Nets to complete the sweep tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Nets: 116 | Raptors: 104

Raptors vs. Nets Best Bet

The only reason why the spread is that it stems from the Raptors being the home team. Winning by at least one basket shouldn't be too difficult for the Nets considering how they're 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Raptors. Furthermore, Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last six games and 1-6 ATS in its last seven against Atlantic Division opponents.

Expectthe Nets to take advatange of the Raptors recent woes, covering the spread in the process.

Bet: Under 235 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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