2/11/19 Sports Betting Matchup Breakdown: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors

Hey everyone, welcome to the daily sports betting breakdown here on RotoGrinders, where we are not only giving you our favorite bets from one of the more interesting games each day, but also giving you historical numbers to help you betting improve your sports betting knowledge. While we started out picks in this article with a 9-1 record and an incredible 8 bet win streak, we have lost 3 straight, and look to right the ship tonight.

Now, let’s get to the breakdown for February 11, 2019: the Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors.

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Historical Numbers Against the Spread

Tonight’s match up features two teams right in the thick of things in the Eastern conference playoff picture. The Raptors currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41-16 and are 7-3 in their last 10, while the Nets sit at 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-28 and are 5-5 in their last 10.

Raptors Historical Numbers Against the Spread

While the Raptors have been one of the best teams in the NBA, they have been one of the worst teams in the NBA to bet on going 25-31 ATS this season which ranks 7th worst in the NBA. While the Raptors come into this game with a full days rest and are playing at home, this actually sets up as a bad spot for the Raptors to cover. The Raptors have been a below average team at covering at home this season going 13-14 ATS which ranks 21st in the NBA. Additionally, the Raptors have been the second worst team in the league at covering on a full days rest going 13-21-1 ATS this season. Overall, this is a very bad spot for the Raptors to cover.

Nets Historical Numbers Against the Spread

While not a whole lot was expected out of the Nets this season, they have actually been a fantastic team to bet on going 31-26 ATS which ranks 6th in the NBA. While Brooklyn has been an entirely average team to bet on at home this season owning a 15-15 ATS record, they have been the 3rd best team in the league to bet on on the road going 16-11 ATS. Additionally, the Nets come into this game with multiple days rest where no one has performed better this season owning a 9-1 ATS record . Overall, this is a great spot for the Nets to cover.

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Historical Numbers on the Total

The Raptors have been one of the most rounded teams in the league this year playing at a league average pace ranking 15th in the NBA, while ranking 8th in defensive efficiency and 7th in offensive efficiency. The Nets on the other hand have not excelled in any category ranking 11th in pace and 17th in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

Raptors Historical Numbers on the Total

The Raptors have been an above average team this season to bet the over on ranking 9th in the league with a record of 30-27; The Raptors have not played very different in most situations as they are only slightly above .500 on both the road and at home this season, and are right around .500 on a full days rest this season. Overall, this is an entirely average spot for the Raptors to cover the over.

Nets Historical Numbers on the Total

Brooklyn has been a slightly above average team at covering the over this season with a record of 30-27. Similar to the Raptors, in most situations, they are entirely neutral at covering on the over, covering at a slightly below average rate on the road and a slightly above average rate at home. Additionally, the Nets have been slightly below average at home this season owning a 4-6 record on the over on multiple days rest. Overall, this is an average spot for the Nets to cover on the over.

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  • Grant Neiffer (gneiffer07)

  • One of the most vibrant and interesting personalities in all of DFS, Grant Neiffer, aka gneiffer07 has economics and accounting degrees from Azusa Pacific University. He’s been playing DFS since 2013 and fantasy sports from the ripe old age of 10. He has qualified for countless live finals and is routinely at the top of the RotoGrinders rankings in all the major sports. He can frequently be found on GrindersLive shows and podcasts and producing written expert analysis for RotoGrinders users.