NBA Pick #2: 557 Brooklyn Nets @ 558 Toronto Raptors
Rating: 4 units - Regular Play
Pick: Under 226.5 (Play up to 225)
Odds: -105 / 1.95 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on Bookmaker
Toronto has been showing a better defensive effort on their last games and I believe Gasol's entry in the rotation will make them even better defensively. Brooklyn has been playing on a very fast pace and after scoring 135 points against Denver, they had the wrong mindset to try to outscore the lowly Bulls and allowed 125 points, losing the game. With LeVert back, I believe Brooklyn will abandon their 3-guard lineup, something that would put them in trouble against the Leonard-Siakam combo. VanVleet is out and this is also good news for our Under, as McCaw will replace him as the backup SG/PG and he is a defensive minded player and lacks VanVleet's playmaking and perimeter shooting abilities. I'm taking the Under in here.