Contributions from the bench and secondary scoring will be key for the Brooklyn Nets to have a strong second half. Miraculous news that Kyrie Irving could return before the All-Star break should have Nets bettors jumping for joy.
Kyrie, when healthy, is without a doubt Brooklyn’s best player. The problem is, he has only been able to suit up for 20 games thus far this season. This year is far from what Nets fans (and bettors) expected when news broke that both Kyrie and Kevin Durant were signing with Brooklyn.
Brooklyn faces a tough match-up before the break, as the Toronto Raptors visit; aka a team that is currently impossible to beat. The hottest team in the league has racked up fifteen straight victories and first time All-Star Pascal Siakam is on a tear. The Cameroonian only picked up basketball at age 17, but has been improving across the board ever since. In his fourth NBA season, Siakam is averaging 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists, as the power forward has been close to unguardable at times.
The Best Brooklyn Nets Bet As They Take on the Raptors
Toronto is suddenly one of the top teams in basketball to bet on. The Raptors have cashed over 55% of against the spread bets. The Nets will be heavy underdogs in this one, especially if Kyrie remains on the sidelines.
The Nets are 8-12 this year when Kyrie is in the lineup. They’re 15-16 when he sits. Spencer Dinwiddie has shown he is more than capable of stepping in and producing at a high level. During Irving’s 26-game hiatus on the sidelines, Dinwiddie paced the team by scoring nearly 25 points per game. The former second round pick has kept the Nets afloat all season long, and can do so again here.
Point totals are ever increasing in this pace and space NBA. Toronto likes to run and score in bunches, and will be coming off a 137 point output at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Look for this game to go much the same way, with both teams putting up a high number of points. The over has hit in 30 of Toronto’s 54 games this season, making this a great bet to add to your betting roll. Build your bankroll for NBA All-Star weekend by betting the over in this game.