Two Eastern conference playoff contenders will clash on the hardwood on Monday January 27th when the Toronto Raptors make the road trip to face the Brooklyn Nets from NBA pro basketball. The Raptors and Nets get things started from Brooklyn at 7:30PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check the NBA wagering odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA pro basketball game have the home side Brooklyn Nets favored by -3 ½ points with an over under total of 190 ½ points. Those who play on Brooklyn on the money line will lay -170 odds with the return on the Toronto Raptors at +150 odds on the money line.
Brooklyn has played good basketball of late but Toronto has been the more consistent of the two throughout the season. The Raptors have won two of three against the Nets in their past three meetings. The big issue facing Brooklyn on Monday as the fact they will be on a back end of a back to back while the Toronto enters play rested having not played on Sunday. This is key because the Brooklyn Nets rely heavily on Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and these two are aging stars playing on a back to back. We remember Garnet’s and Pierce’s Boston Celtics days when the team was a go against playing back ends of back to backs. Even when they face the NBA’s worst franchise as the time in the Charlotte Bobcats they couldn’t cover and sometimes lost outright in back to back situations. The Toronto Raptors have averaged over 100 points in their past two games. Look for the Raptors to push the tempo here and play fast to get good looks at the basket as Pierce and Garnett won’t be their best playing in a back to back. Playing slow will benefit the Nets so I expect the Raptors to take full advantage of this situation. The Raptors are 3-1-1 ATS in their past five meetings with Brooklyn. Toronto has been money for bettors this season on the road as the team is 15-7 ATS on the current campaign. Toronto has been good playing against Atlantic division teams as they are 7-2 straight up this season.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Monday we will play on the Toronto Raptors +3 ½ points against the Brooklyn Nets at the best sportsbooks online.