Power Sports' 10* DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ 14-8 Overall L4 Days!
Brooklyn vs. Toronto,
02/11/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 125 - 127
Point Spread: +10½/-110 Brooklyn
10* Brooklyn (7:35 ET): The Raptors return home Monday following a highly successful road trip where they won all three games. They've won four in a row overall and are now just one game behind idle Milwaukee for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. But despite sweeping said road trip, the two games which you would have expected to be easy were anything but. They actually trailed Atlanta by as many as 17 before pouring it on late there. Then, in Marc Gasol's debut Saturday, they were only able to beat the sorry Knicks by five points. I think the Raptors are laying too many points here as Brooklyn has Caris LeVert back in the lineup and will be a tough out.
Plus, the Nets are going to be extra motivated here after suffering an outright loss to Chicago at home Friday night. That was just the second time all season that Brooklyn lost a game it was favored to win. Given it was also LeVert's return after missing three months, the team's effort defensively was especially disappointing. There's just no way they should be losing to a team like the Bulls at home (by 19 no less!) or letting them shoot as well as they did. On the bright side, LeVert did score 11 pts in 15 minutes and looked good. Despite the setback, the Nets are still 21-10 SU their L31 games. They are 6-1 ATS this season when playing with exactly two days rest.
Brooklyn did lose by 17 here in Toronto last month w/o LeVert. They didn't shoot well, but the key was that the Raptors had 17 more field goal attempts in the game, which is highly irregular given that rebounding was basically even. Expect this to be a much closer game. Not just because the Nets have LeVert back, but also b/c they have gone 6-1 ATS the L7 times off a SU loss. Just don't think Toronto should be laying double digits to what is a slightly above average team. Take the points. 10* Brooklyn