Thursday, January 27 2022

Who’s Playing

Brooklyn @ Toronto

Current Records: Brooklyn 6-3; Toronto 6-4

What to Know

The Toronto Raptors may be playing at home again Sunday, but the experts are forecasting a 3.5-point loss. Toronto and the Brooklyn Nets will face off in an Atlantic Division battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, the Raptors nows face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Toronto was just a bucket shy of a victory this past Friday and fell 102-101 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The losing side was boosted by small forward OG Anunoby, who had 23 points and five assists along with six rebounds.

Speaking of close games: it was all tied up 39-39 at the half for Brooklyn and the Detroit Pistons this past Friday, but Brooklyn stepped up in the second half for a 96-90 win. It was another big night for Brooklyn’s power forward Kevin Durant, who posted a double-double on 29 points and ten boards in addition to five dimes.

The Raptors are now 6-4 while the Nets sit at 6-3. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Toronto ranks fourth in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 100.4 on average. As for Brooklyn, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.70%, which places them third in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: CTV Sportsnet Toronto
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $63.00

Odds

The Nets are a 3.5-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 24 out of their last 27 games against Brooklyn.

  • Apr 27, 2021 – Brooklyn 116 vs. Toronto 103
  • Apr 21, 2021 – Toronto 114 vs. Brooklyn 103
  • Feb 05, 2021 – Toronto 123 vs. Brooklyn 117
  • Aug 23, 2020 – Toronto 150 vs. Brooklyn 122
  • Aug 21, 2020 – Toronto 117 vs. Brooklyn 92
  • Aug 19, 2020 – Toronto 104 vs. Brooklyn 99
  • Aug 17, 2020 – Toronto 134 vs. Brooklyn 110
  • Feb 12, 2020 – Brooklyn 101 vs. Toronto 91
  • Feb 08, 2020 – Toronto 119 vs. Brooklyn 118
  • Jan 04, 2020 – Toronto 121 vs. Brooklyn 102
  • Dec 14, 2019 – Toronto 110 vs. Brooklyn 102
  • Apr 03, 2019 – Toronto 115 vs. Brooklyn 105
  • Feb 11, 2019 – Toronto 127 vs. Brooklyn 125
  • Jan 11, 2019 – Toronto 122 vs. Brooklyn 105
  • Dec 07, 2018 – Brooklyn 106 vs. Toronto 105
  • Mar 23, 2018 – Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 112
  • Mar 13, 2018 – Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 102
  • Jan 08, 2018 – Toronto 114 vs. Brooklyn 113
  • Dec 15, 2017 – Toronto 120 vs. Brooklyn 87
  • Feb 05, 2017 – Toronto 103 vs. Brooklyn 95
  • Jan 17, 2017 – Toronto 119 vs. Brooklyn 109
  • Jan 13, 2017 – Toronto 132 vs. Brooklyn 113
  • Dec 20, 2016 – Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 104
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Toronto 103 vs. Brooklyn 96
  • Mar 08, 2016 – Toronto 104 vs. Brooklyn 99
  • Jan 18, 2016 – Toronto 112 vs. Brooklyn 100
  • Jan 06, 2016 – Toronto 91 vs. Brooklyn 74

Source: CBSSports.com

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