Coming into the 2014 NBA playoffs as the weakest link, the Raptors send the Nets a and the rest of the conference a message their last time out, evening out the series at one game a piece thanks to a gutsy performance. Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press reported on April 24, that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be the site of tonight’s Game 3, which will be televised on ESPN2 and streaming live on Watch-ESPN (online).
Opening tipoff is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. CT/5:10 p.m. CT/4 p.m. PT), but ESPN’s TV start time coverage gets underway at the top of the hour. To watch ESPN’s free online live stream, basketball fans must click here and log in to verify access to the Watch-ESPN application.
Once the ball goes up, people at the Barclays Center and those watching at home or on the Internet will be treated to a highly competitive matchup. According to the NY Daily News on April 24, Jason Kidd’s club will enjoy some home cooking, enabling them to regain control of this series.
Moments removed from tipoff, most sportsbooks at ESPN.com favor Brooklyn [-5] to take a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven opening round against Toronto [+5]. The OVER/UNDER for Game 3 is set at a combined total of 191 points, and alternate 2014 NBA playoffs betting lines go as follows: Raptors (+180) vs. Nets (-220).
ATS Action Prior to ESPN2 TV Scheduled Start Time
Raptors spread: 47 percent.
Nets spread: 53 percent.
OVER wagers: 739 units.
UNDER wagers: 635 units.
Betting Trends Prior to Watch-ESPN Free Online Live Stream
Raptors are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on 2 days rest.
Raptors are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Friday games.
Raptors are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games overall.
Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home-games versus a team with a winning-road record.
Nets are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Nets are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games overall.
Raptors vs. Nets 2014 NBA Playoffs Buzzer-Beating Stats
OVER is 4-0 in Toronto’s last 4 Friday games.
OVER is 6-1 in Toronto’s last 7 when its opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
OVER is 6-1 in Toronto’s last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in its previous game.
UNDER is 6-1-1 Brooklyn’s last 8 games played on 2 days rest.
OVER is 15-3 in Brooklyn’s last 18 Friday games.
UNDER is 10-2 in Brooklyn’s last 12 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.