NBA Betting Preview (April 10): Raptors vs. Nets Predictions

The Toronto Raptors are back in the losing column after falling against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena. Now, the Raptors have a quick turnaround on Wednesday against the Nets in Brooklyn as they play the second half of a back-to-back.

The Nets find themselves in a peculiar position this season, as they do not possess a draft pick, nor are they in contention for a spot in either the play-in tournament or the playoffs. This situation leaves the Nets with little at stake as they approach this contest.

Bet on Raptors vs. Nets

TOR +10
BK -10

Let’s look at the best betting odds for this upcoming matchup.

Raptors vs. Nets best odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+390 @ Betano
Nets Moneyline Odds-462 @ Pinnacle
Over/UnderOver 220.5 points (-110) @ PointsBet
Under 223.5 points (-118) @ PROLINE +
SpreadNets -10 (-104) @ Pinnacle
Raptors +10.5 (-115) @ BetMGM
Time/DateApril 10, 7:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass
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Betting Toronto Raptors (25-54 SU, 34-45 ATS, 40-39 o/u)

The Raptors lost 140-123 to the Pacers at home to end their two game winning streak. However, the Raptors showcased a balanced offensive attack, with five players notching 15 points or more. RJ Barrett led the charge, scoring 23 points and Kelly Olynyk delivered a commendable performance, tallying 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Javon Freeman-Liberty, seizing the opportunity presented by Immanuel Quickley’s absence, made a significant impact by contributing 20 points and eight rebounds. Additionally, Gary Trent Jr. and Bruce Brown each recorded 16 points, with Trent Jr. also adding an impressive four steals.

In the upcoming Raptors and Nets clash, Quickley will face a Nets defence that allows the fourth-most assists to point guards in their last seven games. This gives Quickley the chance to exploit the Nets’ defence through playmaking. However, Trent Jr. will be facing a team that concedes the third-least points to shooting guards and the least three-pointers made.

Barrett encounters a Nets defence that gives up the seventh-most points to small forwards in their last seven games, yet restricts assists significantly, allowing the least in this regard. Barrett’s approach might need to pivot towards capitalizing on scoring chances through drives and mid-range play, as his opportunities to contribute through assists or perimeter shooting could be limited.

Meanwhile, Ochai Agbaji is poised to take advantage of a defence that’s relatively vulnerable to power forwards, allowing the fourth-most points to the position. The Nets’ defence also presents a unique opportunity for Agbaji by allowing the third-most three-pointers made to power forwards, potentially opening the floor for him to exploit from deep.

Lastly, Olynyk could find scoring more challenging against the Nets, who allow the second-least points to the position, but there’s a silver lining as the Nets concede the second-most rebounds to centres.

Betting Brooklyn Nets (31-48 SU, 33-43-3 ATS, 37-40-2 o/u)

The Nets were one of the few teams who did not play in one of the 14 games that occurred last night. Their last game came against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday when they lost 107-77 in blowout fashion. In this tough contest, Cam Thomas emerged as a lone bright spot for the Nets, leading the team’s scoring efforts with 21 points. The game was marked by underwhelming performances from key contributors Mikal Bridges and Dennis Schroder. Both players struggled significantly with their shooting, failing to reach double-digit scoring; Bridges and Schroder combined for a mere 12 points on a disappointing 4-for-18 shooting from the field. This inefficiency underscored a night to forget for the Nets, as they aim to regroup and bounce back in their upcoming fixtures.

Schröder steps into a scenario filled with scoring opportunities as he faces a Raptors defence that has been lenient towards point guards, giving up the fifth-most points to point guards in their last seven games. Despite the Raptors’ giving up the least rebounds to point guards, they also give up the most three-pointers made. Schröder’s scoring ability, especially from the perimeter, could see a significant boost.

Meanwhile, Thomas finds himself in an advantageous playmaking environment. The Raptors’ defence ranks second in assists allowed to shooting guards, which presents Thomas an opportunity to facilitate the offence effectively.

Bridges is poised to exploit a Raptors defence that has shown particular weaknesses against small forwards—ranking fifth in points, rebounds, and assists allowed to the position. Bridges’ versatile skill set positions him well to make a substantial impact across multiple facets of the game.

In the power forward position, Jalen Wilson confronts a Raptors defence that has been less effective against point forwards, showcasing a vulnerability by allowing the most points, the sixth-most rebounds, and the fifth-most assists recently.

Over 220.5 total points


Raptors vs. Nets injury concerns

  • Scottie Barnes suffered a fracture to the third metacarpal bone of his left hand and is considered out indefinitely.
  • Jakob Poeltl is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left pinkie finger.
  • Chris Boucher suffered a partial MCL tear in his right knee and is without a timeline for return.
  • Jontay Porter (personal) has been ruled out.
  • Immanuel Quickley is questionable. He will likely be back after resting Tuesday night against the Pacers.
  • Gradey Dick (groin) is questionable.
  • Nic Claxton (ankle) is probabe.
  • Cameron Johnson (toe) is listed as probable.
  • Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out.
  • Dorian Finney-Smith (knee) has been ruled out.
  • Dennis Smith (hip) has been ruled out.
  • The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favourite.
  • The over is 6-1 in Toronto’s last seven games.
  • The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as underdogs.
  • Quickley has recorded a steal in each of his last four games and nine of his last 10. The best odds on him to record a steal are at FanDuel (-220).
  • Schroder is struggling to score recently, averaging 12.2 points per game over his last five games. You can find him to score under 14.5 points (-110) at Betway. He’s scored under this mark in four of his last five games.
  • Barrett has been helping out on the glass lately, snatching five or more rebounds in six of his last eight games, averaging six per game during that span. You can get him to record over 5.5 rebounds (-118) at BetVictor.

NBA bets to consider

  • Raptors to win and both teams to score 100 or more points: +600 (bet365). The trio of Quickley, Barrett, and Trent Jr. have the potential and talent of beating the Nets and both teams have a capable offence that will score at least 100 on each other’s defences.
  • Over 220.5 total points: -110 (PointsBet). With Quickley returning and the Raptors hitting the over in six of their last seven games, this should be a strong play. The Nets should take advantage of the Raptors’ weak defence.