Power Sports' *10* DIVISION BEST OF THE BEST ~ 10-2 L12 NBA!
Brooklyn vs. Toronto,
02/08/2020 19:30 EDT,
Score: 118 - 119
Point Spread: +7/-110 Brooklyn
10* Brooklyn (7:35 ET): The number 13 proved NOT to be unlucky for the Raptors last night as they won their 13th straight game (a franchise record), 115-106 at Indiana. Two nights prior, they beat the Pacers here at home on a buzzer-beater, which was the closest call during the win streak. Now 38-14 SU and in second place in the Eastern Conference, Toronto does find itself in a bit of a tough spot Saturday laying this many points to Brooklyn. This will be only the third time during the win streak that the Raptors have had to play a back to back.
Of course, the Nets won’t have Kyrie Irving in the lineup tonight. But they should be used to that by now as Irving has played in only 20 of the team’s 50 games this season. The Nets are off a couple of impressive home victories, both of which saw them cover the spread. It was double digit victories over the Suns and Warriors, the latter coming by 41 points, the largest MOV the Nets have had in a game all season. That game was played Wednesday, so Brooklyn clearly is the more rested team here.
Health issues aren’t exclusive to the Brooklyn side here. Toronto has been as banged up as almost any team in the league this year, making their WL record all the more impressive. But last night saw Kyle Lowry go down with an injury and he’s not expected to play tonight. That makes three starters absent for the Raptors as both Marc Gasol and Norman Powell are both out indefinitely as well. Brooklyn will be highly motivated here as they’ve lost five straight to the Raptors and nine in a row in Toronto. This is their chance to put an end to a lot of streaks. Take the points. 10* Brooklyn