bet365 NBA Odds, Betting Preview: Raptors Vs. Nets (Nov. 28)

NBA in-season tournament action tips off on Tuesday with the Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, showcasing a thrilling Atlantic Division matchup in New York City.

The Raptors, unfortunately, have encountered a premature exit from the tournament, having posted a disappointing 0-2 record in their initial two matchups, leaving them unable to compete for the top of their group or secure a wild-card position.

Bet on Raptors vs. Nets

TOR +1.5
BKN -1.5

Conversely, the Nets are riding the wave of momentum into this encounter, boasting a two-game winning streak, their latest wub coming at the expense of the Chicago Bulls. Within the framework of the in-season tournament, the Nets presently sit at a respectable 2-1, seeking to further enhance their standing with a prospective victory over the Raptors, thereby elevating their record to an impressive 3-1.

Raptors vs. Nets odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+105
Nets Moneyline Odds-125
Over/Under224.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadNets -1.5 (-110)
Time/DateNov. 28, 7:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: Sportsnet
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (8-9 SU, 9-7-1 ATS, 9-8 o/u)

Despite attempting 23 more free throws than the Cavaliers, the Raptors found themselves on the wrong end of a 105-102 loss. The Raptors showcased a strong start, establishing a lead as they entered halftime. However, the narrative took a turn post-halftime, with the Cavaliers orchestrating a formidable comeback, outscoring the Raptors by a margin exceeding 10 points in both the third and fourth quarters.

On a positive note, the Raptors displayed a balanced offensive effort, with six players reaching double digits in points. Sharing the top-scoring honours was Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam, both tallying an impressive 18 points each. Poeltl’s contributions extended beyond scoring, as he secured 13 rebounds, dished out two assists, and collected two steals, all while boasting an efficient 88.9% field goal percentage. Siakam, on the other hand, exhibited versatility with eight rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block, shooting at a 41.2% clip.

Following closely in the scoring ranks, Scottie Barnes and Dennis Schroder each notched 15 points. Barnes made his presence felt on the boards with eight rebounds, complemented by three assists, a steal, and a block. Schroder, meanwhile, contributed two rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Gary Trent Jr. contributed 13 points to the effort, while O.G. Anunoby added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Looking ahead to the matchup against the Nets, the Raptors face the challenge of containing key opposing players such as Mikal Bridges, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Lonnie Walker IV. Additionally, they need to remain vigilant against the contributions of Cameron Johnson, Nicolas Claxton, and Royce O’Neale to secure a favourable outcome against Brooklyn.

About the Nets (8-8 SU, 12-3-1 ATS, 9-7 o/u)

In their victorious outing against the Bulls, the Nets secured a 118-109 win, showcasing an impressive offensive display with six players reaching double-digit points. The charge was led by Dinwiddie, who notched an impressive 24 points, five rebounds, and seven assists while shooting at a 41.2% clip, inclusive of three successful three-pointers. Following closely, O’Neale contributed 20 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, displaying efficiency with 63.6% shooting. Walker IV also made a significant impact with 20 points in just 25 minutes on the court.

Bridges added 15 points and six assists to the winning effort, showcasing sharpshooting proficiency with 71.4% shooting accuracy, including four successful three-pointers. Johnson made a well-rounded contribution with 10 points, four rebounds, and six assists, while Trendon Watford chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds.

As the Nets prepare to face the Raptors, their focus will be on containing key opposing players. Scottie and Siakam are noted for their well-rounded skill sets, posing challenges on both ends of the floor. Schroder brings scoring and playmaking versatility, and Anunoby’s three-point shooting capability adds an extra dimension to the Raptors’ offensive arsenal. Vigilance against these key players will be crucial for the Nets to maintain their winning momentum.

Scottie Barnes over 7.5 rebounds


Injury concerns

  • Claxton (ankle) is questionable.
  • Cam Thomas (ankle) is doubtful. He’ll likely be sidelined for a ninth matchup in a row.
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (back) is questionable.
  • Johnson (leg) is probable.
  • Ben Simmons (hip) is still out.
  • The Raptors have played over the total in four of their last five games.
  • The Nets have played over the total in three of their last five games.
  • Brooklyn is 6-1 ATS in its last seven home games.
  • Scottie is averaging 2.25 steals over his last four games. His line is +140 to steal the ball over 1.5 times.
  • Siakam has dished six or more assists in four of his last five games, averaging 5.3 assists per game this season. His line is +105 to dish over 5.5 assists.
  • Scottie has grabbed eight or more rebounds in each of his last four games, averaging 9.5 boards per game during that span. His line is -145 to grab over 7.5 rebounds.

Wagers to consider

  • SGP: Poeltl over 11.5 points; Anunoby over 13.5 points; Anunoby over 1.5 threes: +300. The Nets give up the fifth-most points to centres while also giving up the most points and threes in the league to small forwards. Poeltl and Anunoby are in a great spot to hit these lines.
  • Raptors moneyline: +105. The Nets potentially won’t have their starting centre in Claxton and may not have a key piece in Johnson as well. This gives the Raptors an advantage to secure a road win.